[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 16:48:04 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>> Have you tried backuppc?  There are some tradeoffs because it makes an
>>> extra hardlink into a pool directory tree where the name is a hash of
>>> the content, but it takes care of all the other stuff for you and
>>> would let you store a much longer history, especially if there are
>>> duplicate copies of any of the files spread around.
>> I don't think that's going to happen. First, we have an in-house
>> developed backup system that works just fine. Second, we *are* backup
up something
>> over a hundred servers and workstations to a few backup servers. Third,
>> we are talking, in some cases, of terabytes....
> I'm not quite at that scale in a single instance myself, but I'm
> fairly sure many users on the backuppc mail list are, so it is not
> necessarily a problem, although there are some tradeoffs with extra
> overhead for compression and the extra pool hardlink.  In any case it
> is trivial to install and test with the package in EPEL.  Even if it
> doesn't replace your server backup system you might find it useful to
> point at some workstations or windows boxes (it can use smb as well as
> rsync or tar to gather the files).
Heh. We don't do Windows. That's desktop support.... (As a side note, I
work for a federal contractor at a non-defense site, so scale is, um,
larger than many.)


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