Advice on external backup of a Linux server.
dalive at flashmail.com
Thu Feb 10 01:16:27 UTC 2005
Bill Gradwohl wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> What's the best solution for an unattended backup medium for a Linux
>> server? I was looking at a USB externall HDD - but seems to me that
>> the HDD would have to be turned on for the backup to done. I also
>> looked at a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution, but these
>> started at $250.
>> Any on the cheap ideas compatible with FC3?
> I put a second drive in the same chassis and just rsync whatever I
> want from the primary drive to the "backup" drive. I'm not concerned
> with fire, flood or tornado destroying the whole box. Should anything
> happen to the primary drive, I'd install a new one, bring up an O/S
> and move back whatever I needed from the "backup". Cheap solution.
> If you need a disaster recovery solution which means off site storage
> of the backups, then a USB drive could be your "backup" drive
> utilizing the same technique.
> You could even swap between a few external drives so that you have a
> USB drive in use, one on the shelf, one in the safety deposit box, one
> home, one in the car, etc. Get as crazy as you like. :-)
Interesting idea. However. What if something goes wrong in the chasis,
for example, power surge, all teh HDD's go? no?
The prob I have I have with the USB solution is that it requires user
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