On 9/28/07, Alexandre Biancalana <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi list, > > I've to backup a large window$ 2003 FileServer (~800GB) from my new > FreeBSD BackupServer (before I can change this fileserver to FreeBSD). > > I'm trying cygwin+rsync on FileServer side and rsync+hardlinks on > BackupServer side. > > Using rsync the two great advantages are: > 1. Only copy the changes > 2. on the BackupServer side I use hardlinks from the older backups, > with this only space consumed is from file that where changed. > > on the bad side: > 1. Problems with long pathnames > 2. Problems with unicode filenames > 3. Very slow copy ~ 2MB/s (I've doubt if this can be improved using any > other copy method) > > > I want hear some ideas from the list about the options available to > accomplish this job. > >
Alexandre - have you looked at using something like Bacula: http://www.bacula.org/ You should get much better performance (you can write your backup to disk - it does not have to be a tape device) and all windows metadata etc. should be preserved as well. -pete -- ~~o0OO0o~~ Pete Wright www.nycbug.org NYC's *BSD User Group _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"