[CentOS] OT: Recommendations for a virtual storage server

Sat Jan 29 05:19:40 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:

> no way in H*** I'd run a storage server as a VM, especially if its
> serving the same host as its hosted on.

*Configuration* storage, such as /etc/ files, sure. Actual backup? No
virtualized host does that as well as the underlying virtualization
server. There are plenty of lightweight, robust backup systems, such
as rsnapshot and Amanda, which can be performanced tuned not to
overwhelm the resources of the server itself and whose installation
requirements are quite modest.