Backup/RAID dillema

Cliff cliff at
Fri Apr 4 12:30:32 PST 2003

Sounds like a great idea... Do you reccomend something like wiping the extra
drive clean and installing freebsd on it, then just have cvsup run locally
every night to transfer all of the files over?

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Ashworth" <willybaby12345 at>
To: "Cliff" <cliff at>
Cc: <questions at>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Backup/RAID dillema

> Cliff,
> Why don't you throw another hard drive in and run off of another
> pre-installed IDE channel?  Obviously, if you're already using all your
> channels, this wouldn't work, but it's probably the cheapest method since
> people normally pay mucho $$$ for bandwidth.
> A second server is usually too much $$$ unless you already have a second
> need for another server.  Using CVSup to another server, however, could be
> the answer that you're looking for assuming you have your own network and
> aren't shelling out mega bucks for a second server.
> CVSup updates only files needing to be updated (i.e., the newer files
> only),...if you want, thus saving bandwidth.
> Hope this helps!
> Thanks,
> Will Ashworth
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cliff" <cliff at>
> To: <questions at>
> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 1:16 PM
> Subject: Backup/RAID dillema
> > I am looking for a reliable backup system to be able to have the least
> > downtime possible in the case of a disk failure or the likes. My host
> > not support tape backup for FreeBSD, nor do they support hardware IDE
> > for it. I am down to almost no option besides vinum, but from what I see
> in
> > the vinum tutorials you must have a fresh install of FreeBSD to be able
> > use it in mirroring mode. Does anyone know of a way to have reliable
> > backup that can suit my needs?
> >
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