[olug] Backup solutions

Carl Lundstedt clundst at unlserve.unl.edu
Thu Jun 24 21:37:55 UTC 2010

6 figures?

I may not work in the business world, but that sounds like crazy talk.

2-4 TB is not *large* storage anymore.

We've deployed 40 or so Dell R710s (2U 6 SATA bay server) with 2TB
drives (WD drives supplied by DELL) and they've been pretty solid.  We
don't raid these in anyway (since they're data nodes in a hadoop pool
that handles the redundancy for us), but we get 10 TB out of each of
these.  One of these could easily handle 5 TB of drive storage.

Could you not deploy one of these and use the magic rsync?

Carl Lundstedt
On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 16:30 -0500, 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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