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iSCSI backup

iSCSI over TCP/IP.
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C.C. Chan
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iSCSI backup


Post by C.C. Chan »

Hi, Dear,
As I create iSCSI volume and attach to other machine as disk volume for daily use. Will you do backup for your iSCSI? or just copy important files to other location?
It is hard to backup the iSCSI volume, as it is huge, like 100G.

Will you mind to share your experience?

Thanks & Regards,
NAS1: NAS4Free - Pilingitam (revision 4107) / x86-full on Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU @ 3.00GHz / Shuttle Inc FB61V30 / 2G RAM / 2T x 2 zfs mirror
NAS2: NAS4Free - Sandstorm (revision 847) / x64-embedded on Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU @ 3.00GHz / ASUS P5P800-MX / 2G RAM / 2T x 3 zfs raidz
NAS3: NAS4Free - Omnius (revision 6400)/ x64-full on Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU @ 3.00GHz / ASUS P5P800-MX / 3G RAM / 1T x 4 zfs raidz

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Re: iSCSI backup


Post by Riften »

With hard drives so inexpensive as compared to just a few years ago, you can always attach another hard drive to your computer to do file level backup of ISCSI and/or other harddrives. A 1 TB drive can be had for $50~$80 US, a 500gig can be had for $30~$50, and there are plenty of backup software choices in the same price range. For backup of file shares, you can add a drive to your NAS if there is room, and use RSYNC to backup your shares to the drive. This is what I do for my shares, local RSYNC backups on a schedule.
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Supermicro X10SL7-F, Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3, 3.5 GHz
32gigs Pacific Sun ECC 1600MHz
4x Toshiba 3TB NAS drives, 4x Toshiba 4TB NAS drives: ZFS stripped mirrors
4 port Intel NIC
Thermaltake V71 Case (yea it's huge) & EVGA 650W PSU

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