[CentOS] backup server..
brad.mailing at adam.com.au
Thu Sep 14 02:35:00 UTC 2006
> (1.) In terms of backup, I'd like to have a cron sending out an nightly
> incremental backup of user files.
* In regards to nightly incremental backups, we simply use the rsync
utility to pull the backups from a server onto the backup host also
> I'd also like to have HDA to be copied
> backed up entirely (maybe weekly) onto HDB (were're not going to use
> 140GB anyway!) so that is hda crashes, I`d swap both of the hdds and
> boot from the backup.
I would highly advise simply paying the money for a RAID Controller card
to handle all of this for you. You mentioned that you do not have
physical access to the server, so the Raid card can easily handle hdd
failures and send you an email letting you know that you need to replace
the other drive.
> Now for that second step, I was reading that dd
> was quite CPU intensive? Would there be other alternatives? Advices on
> doing backups?
As above, we use the 3ware 8000 series raid cards because of its great
track record (we always have and always will use 3ware) and freebsd /
> (2.) I've got no physical access to the box, and the box has obviously
> no video or sound. Considering this, would it possible to remotely
> administer the box using VNC in a GUI environment? - I figured 2Ghz
> could probably handle me starting x sometimes...! So if possible.. How
> would I do it? I`m assuming there are no `yum install x`....
Never a good idea to run X when you dont need to. All Administration can
be done via config files on the command-line and any system-config gui
programs usually have a commandline replacement anyway. But if you
really wanted X check out 'yum grouplist' and 'yum groupinstall "X
> Anyway.. Thanks for any input you may have on the both topics!
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