[CentOS] Backup of large filesystems >500GB

Mon May 27 21:03:58 UTC 2013
Mike Watson <mikew at crucis.net>

I've used rsync for remote file xfer of directory trees. It's been
awhile, I'd forgotten about it.



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On 05/27/2013 01:24 PM, Nux! wrote:
> On 27.05.2013 19:13, Mike Watson wrote:
>> I've a small system that I use to support a number of churches. I
>> provide web and email for them. My current server is running CentOS 
>> 6.3
>> with paired 1TB drives in a RAID1 configuration. It works well. One
>> filesystem is very large, >500GB, and contains numerous large files:
>> SQL, docs, church libraries in ebook and digital form, plus stored
>> videos of church services.
>> My problem is that I've found no means of backing up that file system.
>> Dump and tar both error out as exceeding the maximum size. Neither 
>> will
>> backup just the video directory (the largest) even with compression.
>> Backup will be to an external (USB) removable HD.
>> Can any suggest a prog or a method to back up this filesystem?
> Have you tried good old rsync? Or, if you want incremental backups, 
> check rdiff-backup.
> I'm sure our list colleagues will come up with even more solutions.