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Re: [SLE] Backups
  • From: "jon.johnston" <jon.johnston@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 16:12:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <44A98834.9040407@xxxxxxxxx>
suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Looking for suggestions for backups:

Current situation:
3 data servers: daily tars copied to a 4th server with a tape
backup running at night. The local PCs are NOT backed up,
nothing is supposed to be stored there.

The tape drive has died: a replacement is around $3,000. The
tapes were convenient because somebody could take them home next
night and rotate.

The backups are right now 40Gb, but could easily be reduced to

What can you suggest so that somebody can take the backup home?

Bit old on this response, I know.....

but we use rsnapshot ( to move data to removable hard drives that are mounted with a script.
The drives are replaced daily - they're in a Traydock device from Weibetech (sp?), in this scenario we're using everything kind of like tape, except with drives.

Daily backups are probably around 150 GB.

Jon Johnston
Creative Business Solutions
IBM, Microsoft, Novell/Suse and Sophos Consulting

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