[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 13:04:16 UTC 2013
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

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> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of m.roth at 5-cent.us
> Sent: den 4 november 2013 18:06
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server
> > Any hints as to where to start reading up, as well as hints on how to 
> > proceed (another motherboard, ditto raidcontroller?), would be greatly 
> > appreciated.
> Several. First, see if you CentOS supports that card. The alternative is
> to go to Highpoint's website, and look for the driver. You *might* need to
> get the source and build it - I had to do that a few months ago, on an old
> 2260 (I think it is) card, and had to hack the source -they're *not* good
> about updates. If you're lucky, they'll have a current driver or source.

Highpoint actually had several drivers listed for RHEL/CentOS for download at 
their site.

> Second, on our HBR's (that's a technical term - Honkin' Big RAIDS... <g>),
> we use ext4, and RAID 6. Also, for about two years, I keep finding things
> that say that although ext4 supports gigantic filesystems, the tools
> aren't there yet. The upshot is that I make several volumes and partition
> them into 14TB-16TB filesystems.

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.

What do you guys use for backup programs?

> Besides, if you have a problem with a truly humongous RAID, the rebuild
> will finish sometime around next summer....

That one has been nagging me too. 8-/