iSCSI (revisited?)

Eric Anderson anderson at
Mon Apr 4 18:52:40 PDT 2005

Justin Bennett wrote:
> All,
> I was wondering what people thought of iSCSI and FreeBSD. Is it a viable 
> option for creating SANs?
> I want to move away from tape backups, and have numerous production 
> FreeBSD machines that I need to back up data from.
> Any other ideas for a disk to disk backup solution that people have used?

You should check out rsnapshot.  It does disk to disk backups either locally, or via ssh.  I am using it to snapshot about 2TB of data to a 10TB (total) SAN, based on fiber channel.  All FreeBSD backend, with assorted servers I'm backing up.


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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