[mythtv-users] OT: backing up to hard drive
preet at ecbit.com
Wed May 11 23:10:00 UTC 2005
> > > This is totally off topic, but it probably applies to a lot of people
> > > here who have too much data for tape backups.
> > > I support a linux file server for a client that is fed up with using
> > > tape backups and insists on setting up a back up to a hard drive. The
> > > whole package will need to be idiot proof and easy to use.
> > > I imagine many people on this list are already doing this.
> > > Questions I have...
> > > What software are you using? It seems like a simple tar or cp in a cron
> > > job would do the trick.
> > > What hardware are you using to provide hot swapable drives at a
> > > reasonable cost? USB, SCSI?
> > > How are you moving the drives offsite? It seems like just chucking a
> > > bare drive in your car everyday will drastically reduce its life span.
> > > Anybody have any experience with these
> > > http://www.high-rely.com/index.cfm?action=products&group=3 ?
> > >
> > Ok, there is a really good way to do this, go look at:
> > http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/
> > Basically you can have a rotation that only consumes the size of the
> > data plus change over the rotation period.
> that's what I use: rsync. Works well and is easy.
Depending on your distribution rsnapshot comes with it. Otherwise
If you want the ability to just switch drives, partimage is another good
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