[CentOS] OT - Linux NAS for Windows Environment

Wed Feb 1 10:49:40 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>>>From the longtime experience direction, be sure to figure out the
>>>>snapshotting upfront; a good snapshot rotation can save you so much pain
>>>>it's not funny; many commercial NAS (NetApp, SnapServer, EMC, etc) have
>>>>this integrated. When looking at a DIY linux NAS, you may have to roll
>>>>it up.
>>>I think there are still problems with LVM2 snapshots.  
>>we're hoping to see a major improvement in that situation ( lvm2 / 
>>kernel 2.6 / snapshots ) with the CentOS 4.3 release. not too far now :)
> Do you know if it is possible to image-copy a snapshot off
> to another system?  A backuppc archive contains so many hardlinks
> that normal copy techniques are not practical.  I currently
> raid-mirror to external firewire drives that are rotated offsite
> periodically, but it would probably work better to freeze an
> LVM snapshot and copy that instead.

hi Les,

you can reverse mount and add-as-share the snapshot, over whatever 
service you like ( smb, ftp, http-web-dab, nfs ) and backup using 
whatever means you like.

- K

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq