Backup media choices for FreeBSD servers
roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Apr 24 04:40:32 UTC 2007
L Goodwin writes:
> 1) Cost is a primary concern. Budget does not allow for a
> multi-drive solution. Best if client does not handle backups
> (change discs/tapes), so a solution that permits storing several
> backups to same disc/tape preferred.
> 2) I only want to back up user data (not the OS). Current user data
> occupies less than 1GB of drive space, and is expected to grow at a
> modest rate.
Weird as it sounds to be saying this ... 1 Gbyte is _nothing_.
Buy an external hard drive that connects via USB 2.0. (100
Gbyte would last three months.) Practical transfer speed of, say,
15 Mbytes/sec means a dump will take less than 15 minutes.
As for inter-OS software operability - no idea.
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