[CentOS] OT - Linux NAS for Windows Environment

Tue Jan 31 17:34:41 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Troy Engel wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>A really nice tool for nightly backups with a history kept on-line
>>is backuppc http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/.  It probably
> I've played with this a little, and my comment in the negative is that
> it's a do-or-die on a whole system. You don't get fine grained control
> of exactly what you want (for instance, I may only want /etc/ and
> /var/named/ of the DNS/DHCP server, D:\My Documents\ of a shared Windows
> PC, etc) and pretty much have to suck the whole thing up.
> This really isn't a *snapshot* feature, per se - it's a backup. A
> snapshot (should be|is) a lot more space conservative and lean running
> that won't affect operation of the NAS in realtime. The hardcore
> snapshot feature of NetApp/SnapServer really is great, it's hard to
> beat. I may be a linux nut, but sometimes a commercial solution is the
> right answer for a specific situation.

openfiler 1.x supports snapshots along with a multitude of options on 
handling them in various ways.

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