[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 14:09:07 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM, Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se> wrote:
> Can e.g. BackupPC handle several file systems to backup to?
> I.e. comp1 through 10 should backup to /bak1, comp 11 through 20 to /bak2 and
> so on.

The main point of backuppc is that it hard-links all files with
identical content to save space, so it needs to put everything on one
filesystem.   However, I'm getting pretty good performance running it
in virtual machines so the simple approach would be to run different
instances in different VMs - making sure they don't share physical
disks for their archive partitions, and if possible, using different
physical NICs.    I'm running mine under the free version of Vmware
ESXi, (which might also solve the problem of missing drivers) but KVM
should work equally well.

But, it is also handy to have a big chunk of disk space shared out via
NFS and samba  to dump VM images, iso images, database dumps,
clonezilla images, etc. in an ad-hoc fashion.

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com