[Box Backup] Box backup and rotating media

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Dec 1 10:16:52 GMT 2005

On 1 Dec 2005, at 10:12, Eelco Jepkema wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to use Box backup for backing up a couple of linux  
> servers
> in a work environment. We are currently using a Tape Drive that  
> rotates
> the tapes daily. The tapes are then taken off-site by someone to  
> ensure
> backups are available in the case of fire or other unforseen events.
> However, the Tape drive has been giving us some problems lately and
> resolving those under the warranty has proven to take a lot of time.
> Therefor I'd like to (possibly temporarily) backup my servers to a
> couple of external IDE disks (USB) and take those off-site after
> work hours.
> In order to be able to do this I have to set up a backup rotation  
> of at
> least 2 different Harddisks. This will then allow me to make a nightly
> snapshot backup and have the other drive safely at home. Backing up
> during work hours is unfortunately not really an option because of the
> strain it would put on the network and filesystems.
> To make a long story short, or actually, I'm making a short story  
> long,
> I would like to know wether backing up to multiple locations/media  
> is on
> the short term agenda for Box backup, or wether there is a workaround
> for my specific situation.

It's not how it's designed, but you could run two bbackupd clients on  
the same machine backing up to different bbstored processes, one per  
hard disc.

A better solution might be to let bbackupd backup to a single store  
on a server, and rsync it to the external discs to take it off site.


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