Gudy, I can't speak for bacula, but what about backing up from your DL
server to another machine over ssh?
* rsync: this is good for simple backup and it might also be
possible with DL to use some of the scripts built around rsync
such as rsnapshot
* rdiff-backup: sadly this is not supported directly by DL (which
lacks the required librsync library), however it is possible to
run it on a remote machine (on the same LAN) which first mounts
the source directory (located on your DL server) using sshfs
(which in turn requires fuse). I use this for our daily backup
from DL to a Ubuntu-based backup server. rdiff-backup (and its
derivatives, including my TimeDicer) provide a full backup history
so you can recover previous file versions and deleted files, and
it does so in a space-efficient manner. (It is also, like rsync,
bandwidth-efficient if it can be run on both source and
destination machines, but obviously that wouldn't be the case
I'm assuming that it is only data that you need to backup, because one
of the beauties of DL is that backing up the configuration is simple
I have recently been trying to tackle the situation of a DL server
failure when no tech wizard is around to fix the problem. I created a
similarly-configured DL server on the same LAN, with a different name
and IP address, and then wrote a couple of scripts one of which
regularly mirrors the main DL server data to this standby machine, and
the second of which can be used by a non-techie in emergency to switch
this mirror to being the primary. I would be interested to know how
others approach this problem?
On 28/07/11 03:49, jazz wrote:
I have looked at bacula a few months ago,also on the website and they
talk about tape drives
Tapes are quite useless here in vietnam, as molds loves tapes(and
floppies)and even cd's because of the high humidity
the only solution is a hdd (but not an usb hdd as those regularly hang
resulting in empty files( directory is updated with right filesize, but
inside the file is only crap))
the 4 sata on my mb are in use for the raid 1, (2 spare now but soon
to add 2 more hd) and ide drives are not available in shops anymore
its a real dilemma to get the fileserver backed up.I have no real
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