[olug] Backup solutions

Sam Tetherow tetherow at shwisp.net
Thu Jun 24 21:36:20 UTC 2010

No news here, but your admin is a moron.  You can get 2-4 TB of network 
attached storage for significantly less that 6 figures more like high 4 
figures.  If you want to do it on the cheap do a NAS linux box using 
sata drives, not long-term reliable, but if it really is just a backup 
and you have a full time admin (that can do his job) replacing drives as 
they fail is not that onerous.  If you want something a little more 
professional look into drobo, buffalo or hp storageworks, just a quick 
glance shows 4TB for around $5500

Obi-Wan wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Since some of you deal with this stuff on a daily basis and I don't,
> I'll shoot you an email before I start digging around.
> If you had to find a backup solution for, say, 2-4 TB spread across a
> handful of linux-based NFS file servers, what would be the cheapest
> workable solution?  Or at least, where should I start looking for
> solutions?
> Our admin at work has convinced the boss that such a solution will cost
> six figures, and therefore won't increase our available disk space
> beyond what we can currently backup.  Some of our data disks routinely
> hover around 98%, and many developers are forced to store data (not
> code) on local desktops that aren't backed up.
> Now I'm off to look this up myself...

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