[Dirvish] Use locally mounted nfs volumes as vault storage?
wessner at iuw.h-da.de
Fri Jul 20 11:52:56 UTC 2007
maybe You could give me some advice.
Finally I got the budget to buy hardware to set up a backup
I would like to use dirvish, and my first plan was to buy
a RAID array (SCSI interface with SATA drives) that would be
attached to a server we got left which I could use for this
But now I discovered that the server doesn't have an external
SCSI interface. So now I consider the following options:
- Buy more and bigger SCSI hard drives for the server, which
is expensive. Also I don't know how long the 5 year old
server will live.
- Buy a NAS Box (e.g. easyRAID NAS EN-820SR) and mount its
disk space locally on the dirvish server via nfs.
- (Buying a new server AND raid array will not fit the budget,
That would mean the server runs dirvish, pulls the data from
the boxes which I want to backup over the network, and has to
send them again over the network to the (locally mounted) nfs
The specs of the NAS Box say it runs a special Linux 2.6 with
xfs. So I hope there will be no problems with hardlink
creation and the drivish/rsync functionality in general.
But maybe two times traversing the network is a really bad
Maybe even someone runs a configuration like this? I would be
glad to share Your opinions and experiences.
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