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3answers
242 views

Can NetApp Snapshots be used as Backups?

Our shop relies very heavily on NetApp Volume Snapshots for backups. We use traditional agent-based tape backups for some of our data but by and large we rely on the Snapshots for the majority of our ...
13
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8answers
1k views

Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution?

The two main reasons I can think of for taking backups seems to be taken care of when I use both snapshots and RAID together with btrfs. (By RAID here, I mean RAID1 or 10) Accidental deletion of ...
8
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3answers
386 views

General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
1
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1answer
32 views

Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Grid storage for large files on multiple external machines

I have several dedicated servers with unused space on them. 16GB+ RAM, some have SSD, other HDD. All have minimum 100Mbps connection. OS is Debian 7 64bit. There is no LAN connection between machines ...
4
votes
3answers
155 views

Store multiple versions of large binary file with minimal data duplication (preferably Linux)

I need to store multiple versions of a ~ 150 GB binary file (qcow2) on Linux servers with local storage, and was hoping there is some solution that involves just keeping diffs that can be merged as ...
-1
votes
1answer
63 views

Recommended disk array for backup use with SCDPM? [closed]

I am trying to create a new disk array that will have two purposes: Archiving data long-term nightly backups This is replacing 10 TB configured across several consumer grade USB disks, Backup ...
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1answer
63 views

Backing up files on Debian

I need to backup a file on my file server to an external hdd. I want the folder to be replicated on the hdd every day. What kind of backup software do I need. I run Debian 7.1 and want to be able to ...
1
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1answer
82 views

How to avoid deliberate corruption using a NAS for backup

This is an extension of my question here (Small office backups, small NAS (RAID) vs single disk). What would be a good way to structure a NAS backup solution to prevent deliberate corruption by a ...
0
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1answer
85 views

Which hardware I need for building up a backup server, which is able to store 100TB+? [closed]

we are managing a pool of 40 PCs with an attached storage of up to 3 TB each. Every weekend we copy this data to 3 other PCs with several RAID5-systems inside to have some kind of backup. We chose 3 ...
8
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3answers
2k views

Backup storage server with ZFS

I am IT everything man at a small company. I want to design a new infrastructure including a new server and a separate backup server with company wide backup policy. The most important thing in the ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Shared storage solution for our sql server backups

We have 3 clustered sql servers. We have 5+ multi terrabyte databases and their backup files (compressed using quest litespeed) are hitting over 600gb each, We are required to keep at least a week or ...
3
votes
0answers
193 views

Hard disk lifespan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an unplugged hard drive used for data archival deteriorate? in your honest opinion how long can a sealed hard drive last on the shelf unused? I mean, fully write ...
2
votes
2answers
358 views

How to store 250TB of data and develop a backup/recovery plan? [closed]

I'm really new to this topic, so big apology for stupid questions. I have a school project and I want to know how to store 250TB of data with life-cycle for 18 months. It means every record is ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

DPM 2010 has allocated 100% of our storage pool. What are our options?

Data Protection Manager 2010 has allocated 100% of our storage pool. We currently have all our protection groups set to 'automatically grow the volumes' [checkbox]. As we were trying to add a ...
0
votes
1answer
445 views

Can a backup server HBA be zoned into 2 tape drives without confusing applications?

| tape drive 1 | ---- | switch 1 | ---- hba1 | backup server | hba2 ---- | switch 2 | -----| tape drive 2 | Our backup server has 2 FC HBAs. Each is zoned into a different drive on the back of the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

VMWare VMs to Data Domain storage via EMC Networker backup: Do I need a storage node?

I've got several VMs (Windows Server 2003-2008 R2, application servers, Exchange, SQL, small file servers) residing on ESXi 4.1 hosts. We recently purchased a Data Domain system allowing us to backup ...
1
vote
2answers
177 views

LTO(4) Tape Physical Storage

We have moved to an LTO(4) tape backup system. It works great and now we have a stack of physical tapes lying around that need to be stored and ultimately secured. I was curious what options exist ...
1
vote
2answers
449 views

Can NetApp's WAFL export snapshots to files?

An exact copy of a ZFS file system can be made with snapshots using zfs send/receive. Can something similar be done with NetApp's WAFL, where you make a snapshot and export it to a file?
0
votes
2answers
349 views

How to backup NetApp storage on Linux? [closed]

Our NetVault license is about to expire within the next year, so what alternatives are there on Linux? We have 20TB and many millions of files, so time on the backup window is important. The backup ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Store and backup 200 million small files

My disk are 10x1TB SAS 7200 RPM in a RAID 10 with a MegaRaid 9260 hardware controller with cache/BBU. This results in a 4.6TB RAID 10 volume. hdparm -t (when device is empty) results in 500MB/s. RAID ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Using CommVault to backup a NAS without NDMP

We have CommVault Simpana 9.0.0 build 84 currently installed and configured on our backup server that is equipped with both a magnetic array and a tape library. I am trying to find a way to backup one ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Optmizing tape media usage for CommVault Simpana 9

My employer has CommVault Simpana 9.0.0 build 84 currently installed and configured on our backup server that is equipped with both a magnetic array and a tape library. It may be a newbie question, ...
2
votes
2answers
479 views

Does there exist SATA tape drives in the native 800GB - 1TB range?

The largest SATA tape storage I have been able to find is 160GB native, which is the Quantum DLT-V4. Does anyone know of SATA (or USB3) tape storage with 800GB-1TB native capacity? Update It could ...
6
votes
4answers
351 views

What should I watch out for in building low-budget storage servers?

I'm looking to replace our current storage. The existing system is just a 450GB file share on our 7yr old domain controller, plus another 150GB from another server. We map these to drives on the ...
0
votes
3answers
12k views

How can I un-mark a partition as active?

Overview: I use a backup storage enclosure with 6 backup drives incrementally backup up and taken off-site. One day I noticed that the backup process was failing. I logged onto the server that is ...
1
vote
2answers
139 views

nas question regarding TeraByte size vs cpu power for basic storage of data

is there a relationship between storage space and number of cpu's required to handle it? if i have 100GB of data a night coming in through a fat pipe remotely from 50 different sites so that the total ...
0
votes
1answer
152 views

Backup space to Primary space ratio

Short version: I'm building a NAS box to act as storage for backups. How big does it need to be compared to the amount of data it's backing up to adequately cover deleted files and previous versions ...
1
vote
3answers
742 views

How do I present a very large disk to a windows VM?

Equipment: - EVA 4400 storage system - ESXi 4.1 hosts managed via Virtual Centre - Windows Server 2K3 R2 64bit Enterprise Edition VMs Goal: - Have a very large volume that is used for on-disk ...
1
vote
1answer
134 views

Asus WL-520GC + external HDD via Ethernet

Has anyone experience of using such combination? Exactly with the same model (or from same model line). How does it works? How hard is to set up all that? What difficulties? I use this router a ...
0
votes
2answers
144 views

backup storage server

Is it possible to have a machine (used for storage) with the following: Lets say all the HDD's are 73GB SATA drives. 1 HDD for the OS. 2 HDD for the storage (RAID 5, hardware) 1 Hotswap HDD which ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Any cloud storage for backups (upload by passing a http-link)

We have our backups available via direct http and we are serching for a cloud provider with a feature: We should give a backup http or ftp link to it`s control panel or api and it should upload this ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Replicate a big, dense Windows volume over a WAN — too big for DFS-R

I've got a server with a LOT of small files -- many millions files, and over 1.5 TB of data. I need a decent backup strategy. Any filesystem-based backup takes too long -- just enumerating which ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Amazon S3: allow users to upload on a restricted basis (per bucket maybe)?

I'm thinking about signing up to the Amazon S3 storage service. What I want to do is create a service where other people can register their own bucket with a certain amount of storage. These users ...
0
votes
3answers
320 views

Server Storage with Online backup and VPN

Hey, currently our office has no server or ability to share documents from a central server. We are exploring options to determine the best way to 1. share documents and 2. back them up. The current ...
1
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0answers
73 views

Backup Strategy ideas needed for awkward setup

We run a business with our offices in Nottingham in the UK. We keep our business critical data on a set of servers in Manchester UK. Although the two locations are not half a world away from one ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

file synchronization between two open-e storage servers

i am currently trying to find a solution to synchronize two storage servers both running open-e dss 6. i need only one-way synchronization (storage A -> storage B) my volume is 30TB in size, ...
1
vote
2answers
311 views

Amazon cloud: What should I backup exactly?

ec2 Micro type instance comes with only EBS storage - Should I backup everything critical from there? other ec2 instances come with local storage - Should I backup everything critical from there? s3 ...
14
votes
6answers
2k views

Cost effective, long term archival of video and image data? ~50 TB

My lab is in the process of setting up a small server that holds data (mostly video and image data, plus a few documents) for the project our group is working on at a moment in time. Historically, ...
10
votes
7answers
2k views

How do you backup a storage server?

I'm looking at implementing a very large storage server to be used as live NAS for several other servers (all Linux-based). By very large, I mean between 4TB and 20TB usable space (although it's ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

Generating error correction data for existing files (backups)

My server has a big dataset stored on disk. I am worried by the possibility of the data being silently corrupted over the years without anybody noticing. My idea was to generate "recovery data" for ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

Factors in choosing storage for backups

I manage an ESX server, with about 20 VMs, and a Hyper-V server, with 2 VMs, at work. I am looking for storage to store backups from these servers (a mixture of ESX and Hyper-V). What factors will be ...
4
votes
2answers
210 views

What storage system and file server system should I use for 4TB of design images?

We are a design company who have grown quickly. We currently are housing our design data within one Dell server in a raid array, with HDD backups taken weekly onto external HDD drives. I'm looking ...
5
votes
1answer
931 views

How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?

On our Isilon cluster, we have a 124 TB file system. It is currently 38 percent full, with 31 million files. About half the data are image files, and the mean file size is 1.5 MB. We use snapshots ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

How can I seperate old and new data storage, while making the data access seemless to the user?

First, I am open to suggestion on the title of this. Here is what I am looking for: I am rebuilding our file server because it’s dying, as well as space being poorly allocated. What I would like to ...
0
votes
1answer
575 views

External Storage for 2TB of backups and 4TB of data RAID level? HW vs Software?

I have a Mac Mini set up as a media center/file server. Currently I just have a hodgepodge mess of external drives for storage. I'm maxed out, and I have some new laptops on the way with much larger ...
4
votes
2answers
741 views

synchronizing storage servers

we have a storage server, with currently an amount of about 20TB of media files which we want to synchronize with a second storage server, for backup and fail-over. the facts are: we're storing ...
1
vote
2answers
328 views

help mounting network storage drive

i have a windows share that i am trying to copy stuff over to from a bash script. i can browse to the network share through KDE's "network" browser, but am not sure how do to access this filesystem ...
1
vote
2answers
133 views

How might I estimate size of changed blocks on a system over 24 hours?

I'm going to use a block-level backup solution to backup a Hyper-V server running SBS 2008 plus two additional instances of Windows 2008. It's fairly lightweight in terms of relative use. Total file ...
3
votes
2answers
163 views

How to choose a storage company?

For an ad agency, I need to find a good storage company. There are some things to take in considerations : Support for different OS (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Xp/Vista) (if it matters) ...