[CentOS] CentOS and LessFS
Hugh E Cruickshank
hugh at forsoft.com
Tue Jan 17 21:00:50 UTC 2012
From: Les Mikesell Sent: January 17, 2012 05:56
> Big disks are cheap these days - I wouldn't worry that much about the
> total space that much and you'll still be able to keep a lot online.
This is true for current hardware however I am attempting to reuse our
existing hardware that has been pulled from our production systems. It
tends to be older technology but still usable. In this case, it is a
set of disk arrays using SCSI3 drives.
> The db's are probably best handled in a pre-backup script that
> dumps/compresses them, then excluding the live files - and then even
> block de-dup won't help. Pst's are a problem any way you look at
> them but more because of Outlook's locking than their size. Backuppc
> is packaged in EPEL so it's easy to install and shows the compression
> and file re-use stats so you'll know in a few runs how it will handle
> your data.
While all of this is true I was kind of hoping that I could come up
with something that was more "plug and play". The LessFS looked
promising. I will continue to check this concept out further (be it
LessFS, ZFS, or something else) but I am going to be avoiding the bleeding
edge and can only afford to spend a limited amount of time
chasing this down before I have to bite the bullet and go with what
Thanks again of your feedback and to all the others who have responded.
Everyone's comments have been greatly appreciated.
Hugh E Cruickshank, Forward Software, www.forward-software.com
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