[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 14:20:51 UTC 2013
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Les Mikesell
> Sent: den 5 november 2013 15:09
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server
> > 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.

I'm getting there myself, it would seem. Thanks for confirming this might be 
the "right" way to go.