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Re: [SLUG] In need of some advice...
- To: evilbunny <evilbunny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] In need of some advice...
- From: Anand Kumria <wildfire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 3 08:24:34 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 06:01:37PM +1000, evilbunny wrote:
> Hello slug,
> ok any1 offer any advice on this... need a backup solution, on a
> data backup of about 20gigs a day, however has to be taken off site,
> and tapes isn't an acceptable solution as the client did accept it
> as a solution... also can't shut the box down...
Tapes aren't acceptable ... hmm, they must have money to burn then.
> At this stage some sort of USB (speed isn't an issue) or
> wireless/off site box else where is the current thinking...
You have a number of options:
- (multiple) CD-Rs
- (many?) DVD-Rs
- triple mirroring
I'm assuming you are mirroing their data, setup a third mirror of it
and break that third mirror periodically and move it off site. You'll
need something which allows drives to be hot-pluged.
You'll need to realise that there is a high probability of disk failure
with whatever is doing the triple mirror (taken off-site). Drives, I've
found, dislike being moved often. I'm not aware of hotplug IDE drives
so you'll also be looking at SCSI.
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