[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Wed Nov 6 13:50:14 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> > Backuppc will match up identical content, no matter where it finds it.
>>  If it is a different copy or moved to a different location it does
>> have to transfer it to the backuppc server, but then it will be
>> discarded and replaced with a link to the existing pooled copy.
> Right. Moving things, though, for us is manual, esp. since it can
> sometimes take days (like the 700+G I've been trying to copy from a 3TB
> drive that was defective to another that seems ok...)

But even little automated things like logfile rotation can add up when
you catch it across a bunch of noisy hosts.  You don't really need to
store the whole contents of yesterday's messages.1 and today's
messages.2 separately when they are the same thing, just renamed.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com