John Levine wrote: >> I'm looking for an external backup solution for my FreeBSD file server. >> I want it to be pluggable via USB interface (I'd share it with a couple >> of servers). I'd also like to be able to move backups to an off-site >> storage, so external HDD won't probably work for me. My data size is >> currently about 50G, but I expect it to grow to about 250G. My price >> range is below $300. > > Get a couple of 150G USB disks. They work great, you can use > dump/restore or just pax -r -w to copy stuff to the disks. > > I'm a big fan of offsite storage, so I actually have three USB disks. > I leave two plugged into the computer so it can dump on alternate > nights, and put one in my bank safe deposit box. Every week or so I > take one of the two disks down to the bank and swap. > > R's, > John
Have you also considered tape backup as well as standard disks? Tapes are a bit more expensive, but overall a more static backup / archiving solution than disks. Besides, they're cheaper in the long run from what remember. Cheers, -Garrett _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"