[CentOS] Tape drive recommendations
john at mavin.com
Tue Mar 27 15:39:11 UTC 2007
Backup also would need to include an off site push. One thing I've
learned is never depend on one method, I have the main nightly backup to
disk and then also have a secondary and tertiary backup pushing off site
to machines in a different part of the country.
I had such a crash 6 months ago, and had my company up and running
within 3 hours remotely using a secondary server. They were in
California, the server was in Tennessee, it took several days to repair
and rebuild the primary server, but down time was kept to a minimum and
when we went live on the primary just a simple restore from the
So nasty it wasn't, having gone through the same thing with tape it was
a lot worse, we would be down for days instead of a few hours.
John R Pierce wrote:
> John Plemons wrote:
>> Skip the tape route, install a network backup machine using a raid
>> setup instead. It is quicker and cleaner.Also it can be done in
>> either Windows, or Centos without any big tricks..
> That works great for 'nearline' short term backups, but it doesn't
> play real well with many emergency recovery plan requirements, such as
> offsite backups, long term archive retention, etc. One nasty crash
> on that archive filesystem and a few dozen terabytes of backups could
> become junk.
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