backup solution

cpghost cpghost at
Wed Feb 14 01:09:30 UTC 2007

On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 10:26:28AM -0800, Dino Vliet wrote:
> I'm busy preparing my via c3 system to utilize it as a
> backup file server.
> On the motherboard I have two IDE channels and
> currenntly they have installed a IDE hard disk and a
> dvd-rom. However, I have bought an extra IDE cable
> where I will put two IDE hard disks in a master-slave
> or cable select relation and put that on one of the
> IDE banks. The other IDE bank I will use to put the
> primary disk and the dvd-rom in a master-slave or
> cable-select relation.
> Then I will install freebsd on the first disk and will
> use the two spare IDE-disks on the same cable as a
> geom-mirror. 

Just be sure that your PSU can carry the additional load!
You probably don't want to run all this off a small
100 Watt PSU. ;-)

> I will use the system then as a central node with
> rsync to do daily backups of my main data that is
> scattered around on different desktops on my lan.
> Does anyone have tips regarding this kind o
> installation?
> Do I also need a specialised tool like bacula for the
> way I want to use it?
> Brgds
> Dino


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