[K12OSN] OT off site backup

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msad3.org
Sat Jul 22 17:58:48 UTC 2006

I have a dedicated box for BackupPC on each site, Dell PE 830 (~$1500.00 
Educational discount price), so I won't need to actually take the box to 
the site. This is a remote backup in case of catastrophic damage, 
hopefully it will never get used...

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 12:13, Mark Gumprecht wrote:
>> Sounds good to me, I really like the pooling method and I have not had
>> any problems with restoring or backing up. 
> The problem you will have with the backup offsite is that it
> will take days to push it back down the T1.  That's not so
> much of a problem for the initial backup if you start it on
> a Friday before you go home and let it complete over the
> weekend.  Subsequent runs with rsync should complete overnight.
> But you won't want to take that long if you ever have to
> restore a whole disk.  It may never even happen, but you
> should have a plan to speed up the process just in case.
> Throwing the server in the trunk of your car and giving
> it local IP address where you need it is the brute force
> approach but with a little planing you might come up with
> something easier.

Mark Gumprecht
Unity, Maine 04988
gumprechtm at msad3.org

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