[FX.php List] [OFF] Backup strategy

Troy Meyers tcmeyers at troymeyers.com
Fri Jan 9 16:40:56 MST 2009


We use Retrospect, and it takes care of all the compressing, splitting when going onto DVDs. It's network-based so can be done for any machine.


> I have a web server on which the Documents folder (which contains all  
> the sites) has gotten up to about 9GB.
> I backup the folder to another HD on the server, and then pull that  
> off every week and burn it to DVD-R with Toast. Here's the problem:
> Because the archive (zipped) is so large, it gets recorded onto 2  
> separate disks. This afternoon I wanted to pull up an archive and  
> retrieve an old site, but one of the 2 disks was corrupted.
> I have a Drobo here, which is excellent for backing up my development  
> machine and laptop, but putting one of those on all of my 7 web  
> servers would get a bit expensive.
> I know about exobyte cartridges, which studios here in Nashville use  
> for backing up audio projects; is there another solution I should look  
> into that would be appropriate for something like this? Out of all my  
> servers, this is the only one whose backup is so huge, and it's a  
> problem if my backup doesn't restore when I need it.
> Thanks for any input,
> Bob Patin

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