I've been using BackupPC for about three years at my work.
I currently backup 35 client PCs, all are Windows 2K or XP, with 2 running
Vista. I'm also backing up one Windows 2003 Server.
I have a 750GB hard drive for the backups. Here is my summary:
* Pool is 409.40GB comprising 1778103 files and 4369 directories (as
of 12/23 02:24),
* Pool hashing gives 2440 repeated files with longest chain 125,
* Nightly cleanup removed 4334 files of size 3.65GB (around 12/23
* Pool file system was recently at 62% (12/23 10:21), today's max is
63% (12/23 01:00) and yesterday's max was 63%.
I keep about 12 months of backups on my server and about a month and a half
on the client PCs. I love the software and it has saved my life and data
more than once.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
From: Gerald Brandt [mailto:gbr@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:01 AM
To: General list for user discussion,questions and support
Subject: [BackupPC-users] How big is your backup?
I've been doing backups with BackupPC for quite a few years, mainly backing
up 2 or 3 servers.
I've recently installed BackupPC at the office and am backing up 6 servers
right now, with room to grow. The current backup (Veritas BackupExec) keeps
around a year of data, which is close to 2.5 TB. Since I plan on phasing
out Veritas for BackupPC, I'm looking at similar sizes for my data. All my
backups will be via ssh/rsync and Samba/Windows shares.
How many servers and how much data do you backup using BackupPC?