Re: Software backup (was: New approach with removable IDE RAID Backup)
On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:21, Iñaki Martínez wrote:
> Hi Ramin Motakef!!!
> > > Benefits:
> > > - Cheaper: RAID Controller (300?) + Drive Bay (200?) + 4 drives (100?
> > > pro 60GB) are about 900?. This is more than competable with DAT/DDS3
> > > and even more with DLT tape drives.
> > > - Faster and easier when restoring. Obviously, just mount it.
> > > - More capacity per medium. Splitting up across several media makes
> > > things complicated.
> > We use a (cold) removable IDE Drive for Backups of our Servers for
> > some months now and are very happy with it. Setup is as follows:
> > 2 removable 120GB IDE-Drives, one build in a normal Office PC (+ extra
> > network cards), one at home.
> > Drives are changed every week.
> What software do you use to do backups with IDE Drives??
> I am going to buy a 3ware card and 4 IDE drives (160 GB) to do a RAID 5.
> What software (free or commercial) can i use????
We're using rsync to mirror a hot drive in our main server to a cold drive
(one that is only mounted when backing up, and is briefly mounted read only
for per file restoration). You could easily set up a backup machine running
an rsync daemon and have your client machines sync to that by the same means.