[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 20:48:20 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/5/2013 12:41 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> We have a*bunch*  of d/bs. Oracle. MySQL. Postgresql. All with about a
> week's dumps from every night, and then backups of them to the b/u
> servers. I can't imagine how they'd be a win - don't remember just off the
> top of my head if they're compressed or not.
> A*lot*  of our data is not huge text files - lots and lots of pure
> datafiles, output from things like Matlab, R, and some local programs,
> like the one for modeling protein folding.

lots of binary data files are full of zeros and/ore repetitive patterns 
that compress quite easily.

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