[CentOS] Re: Backups on external USB HDD
racerx at makeworld.com
Tue Nov 20 17:20:02 UTC 2007
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:18:12 -0500
Ugo Bellavance <ugob at lubik.ca> wrote:
> Chris wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 06:43:54 -0500
> > Ugo Bellavance <ugob at lubik.ca> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm trying to implement this:
> >> I have:
> >> - A windows 2000 server
> >> - A centos 4 server
> >> - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monthly.
> >> The tape drive in the windows server died recently and I decided
> >> to switch to USB external drives. However, the USB controller in
> >> the windows server is only 1.1, so it is very slow.
> >> I didn't want to install a 2.0 USB controller in the windows
> >> server since it is a brand-name and I didn't want to make it
> >> unstable, so I decided to make the backups of the windows server
> >> (using Backup Exec) on the linux box.
> >> So backup exec writes on the linux box via samba, directly on the
> >> USB drive. (I thought of writing on the linux box FS directly,
> >> then rsync'ing to the USB drive), but the space available on the
> >> local FS is about 90 gigs while the external USB drives are 250
> >> gigs, meaning that I can keep like 4 weeks of data on the USB
> >> drives (using backup exec settings), while I could only keep 1 or
> >> 2 weeks otherwise.
> >> My questions is:
> >> -how can the USB drives be umounted/mounted automatically when the
> >> person on site changes it (monday to tuesday, for example). There
> >> will always be only one HDD conected at the time.
> > I can't answer on the auto mounting however, consider this -
> > Run something like BackupPC on the Cent box. That in turn allows
> > rsync to fetch from the Windows Server without the extra overhead
> > of samba etc.
> Ok, but we already have Backup Exec on the server, that can backup
> exchange, brick-level and full information store, system state, etc.
> I'm just looking for a way to be able to have backupExec to write to
> the external drive.
Understood - Since you are using Exchange, brick-level restores are
important. Oh well, just a thought.
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