Posted 18 February 2004 - 04:27 PM
The trouble is the server holds 400GB+, backing that up to CD or even DVD would be a nightmare, is there any other decent way i can do this short of buying 400GB worth of hard disks to keep as backups? (or use RAID) I'm not sure i would like to do that, i'm always short of hard disk space and i'd be tempted to use that!
any ideas appreciated
Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:44 PM
the partition was ext3, which you can't undelete on (it writes 0s to the inode apparently), with ext2 i could undelete, but all i could get was thousands of unnamed files, which would be uselss too!)
Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:47 PM
prathapml, on Feb 18 2004, 10:54 PM, said:
Considering the newer 9.4 GB DVD-RWs, DVD-writers could really be an option.
still not very practacal for 400GB+, means sitting at the computer changing discs every 10GB, plus the cost for discs would be hugeee!
i think for now i'm gonna use a spare 80GB drive for backing up important directories :/
Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:44 AM
definatly winning this saturday
Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:07 AM
also I'd go with backup as well. I used it when i was admin 2 years ago in a construction company. (cad files needed backing up everyday)
and i think we had automated it so that it gets all the info from all the computers at night.
one other thing i have in mind is u can backup important changes(user's my document folder or etc) from each individual user to a cd-rw everyday at the end of the day...
aw also as my sig says I've started backing up my 120gb hdd as of today i bought 4x dvd+rw's from ritek on my lite-on 811s. each cd takes about 15min with virus scan with nero so it'll be like 6hrs to completion, already wrote 8 of them....pending....
This post has been edited by XtremeMaC: 22 February 2004 - 04:10 AM
Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:34 AM
X-Ecutioner, on Feb 19 2004, 10:06 PM, said:
RedHat 6.0 and Mandrake 7.1 onwards have support for what you mention - provided it is a SCSI drive. Note, though that I haven't seen any distro of linux with non-buggy support for SATA drives (so you know to stay away from one among linux/SATA).
But you'd have been in a better situation if you had /home, /root and /swap mounted on a different disk, and software-RAID'ed each disk portions to the other.