[CentOS] Backup server

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Jan 14 14:37:56 UTC 2010

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>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Of Benjamin Franz
>Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:12 PM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Backup server
>If you have any budget at all, invest in bigger drives. 7200 RPM 1 TB
>RAID rated drives can be bought for $160 each. Desktop rated 5900 RPM
>1.5 TB drives (which you can probably get away with in a dedicated
>backup server since you don't care a lot about speed and can tolerate
>long pauses for sector repair) can be bought for $110 each. Check Newegg.

I haven't got a budget really. Today I asked for a new group-printer today and 
the boss looked pained... 8-}

I opted for the proven 500GB-sized disks and got more of those instead. I've 
had a handful of 750GB-drives die on me recently. Somehow it feels the 
technology isn't quite there yet for the bigger drive-sizes. Anybody remember 
the IBM Deskstars in the early 00's...?

Also, my experience is the more smaller disks you have, the faster they get. 
Less to write to each I guess.

>Second, to maximize 'depth' of backups you should use a 'Tower of
>Hanoi'-like backup system.

Good advice, thanks!
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