[linux] backup and storage
elenip at u.washington.edu
Wed Feb 14 14:28:31 PST 2007
That sounds like just the advice that I was looking for, but I was
when you say barebones system, what's the minimum processor that I
look at? What's the minimum version number of RHLE that I should use?
I've worked on Unix systems, but I'm new to Linux and I'm not sure
where to look
for this kind of information.
On Feb 14, 2007, at 1:37 PM, Alan Gibson wrote:
> the best solution depends somewhat on what you are trying to achieve.
> if you want to archive stuff, dvd may be best. if you just want
> redundant backups, i would set up a NAS.
> take a cheap barebones system, add a 4 port sata card and 4 250GB
> drives. use mdadm to turn the drives into a 1TB raid. then set up an
> hourly cron job that backs the whole thing up with rsync. the great
> thing about rsync is that it only transfers what has actually changed.
> this solution would be cheap, easier to maintain than tape or dvd, not
> to mention it would be a whole lot faster. if you need more storage,
> just put in another sata card and some drives and add them to the raid
> (you might want to pay a little extra for a big power supply).
> backing up multiple systems would be trivial; just give the backup
> server an account on every system you want to back up and let it go
> out and fetch the files.
> now if your data is irreplaceable, you should really have multiple
> copies, at least one being off site. there is always a chance that
> the building will burn down. in this case i would say either add
> weekly dvd backups and take them home with you, or sign up for one of
> the new remote backup services that are coming online.
> On 2/14/07, Helen Petropoulos <elenip at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>> I have a DELL PowerEdge 700 running linux and I was wondering what
>> of backup system I should obtain for it. I
>> would like at least 1 T of storage. Is there something that someone
>> out there recommends? Should I get an external
>> jukebox? I would also like to be able to back up other machines onto
>> this one.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Helen - Dept of Radiology
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