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Re: Advice needed for backups



On Sun, 2005-12-06 at 15:54 -0700, Ian McKinnon wrote:
> Hi all,
> This may be a little off topic (not directly related to FC) but I do need a
> little advice for my FC server.
> 
> I have been searching for a backup method for my personal server (files,
> mysql).  As I am currently a student, and cannot afford a tape backup system
> I would like to backup to the DVD-R / RW drive I have in my server.
> 
> Is this a feasible idea?  I have seen that there is at least one commercial
> product that will backup to optical media, but unfortunately I have to slosh
> through multiple pages of people wanting to copy DVDs (for archival purposes
> of course) on their Linux systems just to find a nibble or two.  Is there
> anything available through yum or apt already for FC?
> 
> Does anyone have any practical experience in this??  What are your own
> experiences?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ian
We have switched to using rsync on external firewire drives.

It is fast and works well, external SATA is also available now
and may be worth looking into.


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