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..."