Backup media choices for FreeBSD servers
roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Apr 24 11:57:31 UTC 2007
Olivier Nicole writes:
> USB is a nice and cheap solution, as long as you don't have too
> much data to back-up every time.
> If you have 40GB per day, that would take 10 hours... a bit too
> much :)
My setup (dump -> USB 2) processes 22.8 Gbytes in a hair over 5
The average throughput is ~2 myytes/sec ... which is _way_
slower than it should be. (The problem has not been reporduced on
I'd prefer to be running of the 80 mbyte/sec LVD SCSI card.
However, that configuration (tape drive, cartridges, cables) would
start at $1500 and up. This has so far cost less than $200, with an
incremental cost of < $50 per week of backup.
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