[CentOS] BackupPC: two newbie questions

S.Tindall tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com
Mon Dec 22 00:12:24 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 22:04 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> S.Tindall wrote:
> >> 2. I have seen it suggested that it is not a good idea
> >> to backup onto a partition on the same drive
> >> as the BackupPC server?
> >> Is that true?
> >> If so, is a partition on a separate drive on the same machine also bad?
> > 
> > ... What I do is to mount a
> > logical volume at the storage location (/var/lib/backuppc) so that it
> > can grow or be otherwise modified as needed.
> I've had bad experiences with LVM, so will avoid that if possible.

LVM is an acquired taste, but one worth developing.

> I'm running BackupPC on machine 1 ("helen")
> and would like to back up onto machine 2 ("alfred").
> As far as I can see, that means NFS-mounting alfred:/backup
> on helen:/var/lib/backup .

But doesn't that mean alfred's backups will be on alfred?  Hard drives
are cheap and BackupPC is very frugal with using disk space.

Hope it all works out.


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