[olug] Backup solutions

Brian Roberson roberson at bstc.net
Sun Jun 27 16:39:03 UTC 2010

If you are all Linux... I have had great luck with backuppc. Just get  
yourself a decent Sata based multi drive system, and away you go. With  
a little extra work, you can use disk to disk to tape/disk for  
offsite. Uses rsync as the transport and incremental support. And a  
hardlinked pool system for dedup.

A system setup to handle a 30ish day incremental and 1 full per month  
for 12 months should not cost more than 10-15k

Plus, all the cost is capex (hardware) this way :)

On Jun 24, 2010, at 4:30 PM, obiwan at jedi.com (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...
> -- 
> Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth                              
> obiwan at jedi.com
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