USB 3 / eSATA support
Dean E. Weimer
dweimer at dweimer.net
Fri Feb 3 18:56:07 UTC 2012
On 03.02.2012 09:45, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> On 2/3/2012 9:31 AM, Dean E. Weimer wrote:
>> Would I be a lot safer spending money on an eSATA card and a eSATA
>> knowing that this would give be better performance, but would prefer
>> not spend any more money than I have to.
> I dont have much experience with usb3 devices, but the eSata cages I
> have used work very well on RELENG8 and 9.
It's Looking like eSATA is going to be my pick, to be on the safe side,
I could spend the $50 on a USB 3 card, and have it not work, or spend
$50 on an eSATA card and another $40 for the drive doc, and cable. If
the USB card doesn't work for me then I either have to deal with
additional shipping and restocking fees, or just keep the card and eat
Unfortunately I live in a small town where this hardware isn't
available locally, so online is my only choice.
Does anyone have any experience using the SYBA Cards on FreeBSD?
SYBA SD-SATA2-2E2I PCI SATA II:
I know this isn't anything enterprise class, but this is my home system
after all, and there's a point where its cheaper to just buy all my
iTunes music and Movies over again than throw hardware at a backup
solution. I think I have already passed that, but there are several
gigs of photos that can't be replaced, and I am trying to get something
a little more portable to be taken to work unlike my current method of
rsync with two machines at the house.
I am using bacula instead of rsync for this, simply because my employer
recently purchased a controlling interest in a small electrical
engineering design firm to make sure it had priority access to get some
components designed as we migrate our dieing mechanical lines into
electronic. I am tasked with implementing a next to zero cost backup
solution for them, and as they are Linux based on all there servers, I
decided to implement a local bacula server at my house to to learn the
product before setting it up for them. I am hoping to maybe sneak in
some FreeBSD replacements to their Ubuntu file servers if I can (maybe
FreeNAS, depending on how my tests go with installing and backing up
through bacula client on it). I have already replaced their consumer
firewalls with pfSense boxes running on Alix boards, which has turned
out to be a huge stability and performance gain for them.
Dean E. Weimer
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