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Enterprise Networking Planet: Do Automated Cross-Platform Network Backups The Easy Way (Part 2)

Jun 08, 2006, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"In Part 1 we discussed all manner of fascinating backup tools and strategies. Today we roll up our sleeves and build a sleek, dependable cross-platform network backup server with the excellent BackupPC. We're not going to mess around with dumb old tape drives, nor CDs, nor DVDs, nor floppy diskettes, but nice, fast high-capacity hard drives.

"Your backup server should be robust, and not some tired old classic Pentium recycled from a moldy basement. It needs at least an 800 megahertz processor, 256 megabytes of RAM, and enough disk space. A three-disk SATA RAID 5 array, managed with EVMS (Enterprise Volume Management System) is great for a small shop. With EVMS you can painlessly scale up as you need..."

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