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Re: Backup Solutions

On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 08:56 -0800, George App wrote:
> I recently purchased a Dell 1750 server.  I plan to install Debian on 
> it.  What are some good removeable backup media backup solutions.  The 

DVDs won't cut it.

> server will primarly be used for central file storage/sharing and printing.

Home or office?


Capacity???  (How much disk space do you have?)

Frequency??? (How often do you expect to do Full vs. Incremental

Type of data???  (flat file, database, always changing, hardly ever)

Activity???  (Is it 24x365 or 8x5)

These all have a bearing on the answer.

If it's a small-office or important home server, go get 6 external
firewire hard drives for "weekly full backup rotation" and DVDs 
for daily incremental backups.  Label the drives A...F.  You will
rotate them.  Week #1 uses drive A, week #2 uses B, ... week #7
erases drive A and uses it again.  Always keep them *off* *site*
when not in use!!!  Someone will have to stay late to wait for
the full B/U to complete, and bring it home, to the vault, etc.
Same with the DVDs.  Bring them off site!!

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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