[CentOS] Backup server

Wed Jan 13 13:49:11 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf
>> Of Barry Brimer
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:15 PM
>> To: CentOS mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Backup server
>> I use rsnapshot .. which manages sets of rsync backups using hardlinks.
>> IT may be similar to what you are using already ..
> Somewhat similar, thanks. I think however I need to get away from this sort
> of backups. They're just to space-consuming.

Between compression and pooling, I get about 10x the raw data being archived 
with backuppc - it beats juggling tapes and you can let the users access the 
backups of their own machine through a web interface.  There are some down sides 
to plan around though: the compression takes some CPU and is slower than a stock 
rsync run, and the pooling is done with hardlinks which forces the archive to be 
on a single filesystem and makes it hard to duplicate for offsite copies. 
There's an RPM in epel that is easy to install on Centos.

   Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com