[CentOS] NFS vs SMb vs iSCSI for remote backup mounts

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 14:38:02 UTC 2010


On Jan 29, 2010, at 2:37 AM, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 2:17 AM, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> It's not easy backing up from behind the firewall.
>
> What about using a service that will backup the mobile clients to an  
> offsite repository that is accessible also from behind the firewall.
>
> I was pitched something not too long ago about such a service, can't  
> remember the name now unfortunately.
>
> Otherwise you could look into some sort of WebDAV + Fuse setup or  
> some specialized file system that is cached on the client but then  
> syncs with the server in the background when available, then all  
> your backups are local.
> _______
>
>
> Hi Ross,
>
> Backing up behind the firewall is made easy by using an SSH tunnel :)

Communications is easy, but that's not what I'm talking about, I'm  
talking the management and coordination of backups from behind the  
firewall.

> We already have an offsite backup facility with a 3rd party, nbut I  
> need more control over the backups, and want to setup an inhouse  
> backup server which where all the client's account (this is hosting  
> accounts & VPS's) be backed up to, then this server will do an rsync  
> with all the data to the offsite backup server.

You might find this to be a Herculean task that even if implemented,  
impossible to support.

-Ross

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