caleb at webninja.com
Tue Jun 12 10:43:11 EDT 2007
On 6/11/07, scott piccotti <scott.piccotti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/10/07, Faber Fedor <faber at linuxnj.com> wrote:
> > On 6/9/07, scott piccotti <scott.piccotti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > This is the software I had mentioned today when we were talking about
> > > booting from a Compact Flash card:
> > >
> > > http://www.freenas.org/
> > But Openfiler looks cooler, doncha' think?
> Yes, it does. :)
> But I was having trouble finding information on using rsync to back it
> up to something else. Although admittedly, I didn't look too hard yet.
> Do you have any idea how difficult/easy that would be? I assume you
> could do it from cron or somesuch, I just didn't know if it was
> available anywhere in the GUI.
I use Openfiler in production at our office. I have a tape drive
hanging off it to back it up, but you could easily back it up with
rsync since it already has rsync and ssh installed on it. I actually
use it the other way around, it backs up the Macs in our office with
rsnapshot (rsync+ssh+perl) and then I cut tapes from those backups,
but leave the rsnapshot directories available as read-only shares so
people can always just grab a file they need from the backup of their
own machine for up to a week without bothering me.
Additionally, I use it's iSCSI target abilities to act as a shared SAN
for some of my VMware ESX servers.
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