[lug] network drives as backup?

siegfried siegfried at heintze.com
Tue Jul 25 12:04:31 MDT 2006

Is the extra speed going to be noticed in nightly rsync backup?

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From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]
On Behalf Of Zan Lynx
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:11 AM
To: Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
Subject: Re: [lug] network drives as backup?

eSATA, xSATA, whatever you want to call it, is very nice too.  Its
faster, and more expensive than USB.  

One of the guys here at work ordered up a LaCie 1 TB eSATA backup drive
for the new 1.5 TB file server.  It gets to 1 TB by being a RAID setup
inside.  3 or 4 drives, I think.  There's a little recessed knob to turn
with a screwdriver that sets the RAID type.

The little PCI-e SATA card to drive it wasn't very expensive, either.  I
think you could use internal SATA ports and a long cable, but the card
comes with an external cable and a nice outside port instead of an ugly
hack. :)

On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 10:04 -0600, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> > I'm using external USB hard drives.
> I echo this.  USB drives are convenient, easy to move, and fairly cheap 
> (the enclosure is maybe $30, and add the cost of whatever drive you 
> want).
> I've got one hanging off my main data server, and run nightly backups to 
> it.  Now and then I need to move it to another system to copy backup 
> files quickly, or burn a CD for archival purposes.  Plug and play.

Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>

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