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1answer
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Arranging a raidz3 ZFS vdev to tolerate entire JBOD failures?

Let's say I'm going to build a very large 1PB zpool. I'll have a head unit with the HBAs inside of it (maybe 4 port LSI SAS cards) and I will have perhaps 7 45-drive JBODs attached to the head unit. ...
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1answer
107 views

Can ZFS resilvering be used effectively for backing up to an external drive?

Suppose I currently use rsync to back up an internal drive periodically to an external drive. The external drive is usually stored offsite but is periodically brought over and plugged in via USB and ...
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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 ...
0
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4answers
477 views

16 HDD bays in an off the shelf standalone server? [closed]

We currently are using custom built servers as standalone backup machines (using rsync/zfs snapshotting). They run freebsd (just so we can use ZFS) and have 16 SATA HDD's in them all connected as ...
0
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2answers
405 views

Full Server off-site backup for a small business

I work in a small company which is getting bigger all the time. We have out grown our old backup system (a Small NAS box and Sugar Sync) and would like to move to something better... We currently ...
0
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1answer
244 views

ZFS send/receive Backwards compatibility information

In Solaris 10 6/06 man page for zfs send, it says The format of the stream is evolving. No backwards compatibility is guaranteed. You may not be able to receive your streams in future versions of ...
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1answer
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Reducing ZFS stream size for offsite backup

NOTE: My understanding of this question has changed significantly since I first asked it (see Edit 2 below) but I've left the original version intact. We've put together an offsite backup system ...
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1answer
2k views

Backup ZFS snapshots to tape (both full and diff)

What would be the best way to implement an LTO tape-based backup system on a ZFS fileserver? I've got about 6TB that need to be backed up on a daily basis, along with an existing HP 1840 LTO4 tape ...
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2answers
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Are ZFS snapshots + S3 a viable backup system for several VMs and general fileserver storage?

I've been tasked with setting up a backup system for my small office (around 12 people). Most of our production stuff is on the AWS cloud, so what I need to back up are some small office/development ...
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4answers
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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3answers
759 views

I Want an Affordable Snapshot-Saving Crypto-Backupping RAID NAS

This is what I am looking for: A NAS storage/backup solution (hardware/software combo) which has RAID for redundancy full-disk encryption for security snapshot capabilities (multiple/regular ...
6
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2answers
970 views

Large number of snapshots on a ZFS system

Here's my scenario: I have two servers (well many more, but two for this scenario), one is a Solaris backup server, the second is a CentOS Linux Server. Every night the CentOS server runs a cron job ...
3
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7answers
595 views

Does a Sneakernet make sense as a backup strategy?

Like many of you I am "the guy who takes care of backup" in the company. Luckily we are a software shop and most of the mission critical data are kept in a bunch of mercurial repositories. This makes ...