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Re: [newtech-1] Backup Service

From: Rob F.
Sent on: Thursday, January 24, 2008 5:05 PM
Looks like there are plenty of people interested in this topic - thought I 
would add this to the discussion.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "florian fangohr" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Thursday, January 24,[masked]:51 AM
Subject: Re: [newtech-1] Backup Service


> We do things a little differently.
>
> We got a mixed mac/linux/pc  environment, using raid-mirrored portable 
> home directories with a backup-drive in combination with a network  boot 
> disc image for the macs.
>
> The nice thing about this setup is that the files on your laptop sync 
> themselves when you come into the office. It also allows you to work  on 
> any computer at any time and have up to date files. Since all of  the 
> desktops boot from a disk image on the server, upgrading software  has to 
> be done on that one image only.
>
> Off-site backup I set up cheaply: We have rsync uploading encrypted  files 
> in frequent intervals to our web host (why pay extra if these  guys 
> already offer us all the space we need?)
>
> The off-site backup is a poor man's hack but it works.
>
> Florian
>
>
>
> On Jan 24, 2008, at 10:21 AM, Avi Deitcher wrote:
>
>> There have been a number of discussions around setting up an rsync 
>> server on EC2 and storing the data in S3. That way, you get the  rsync 
>> protocol, minimal bandwidth usage, while all the storage  advantages of 
>> S3. The problem is that you need to keep at least one  EC2 instance 
>> around all the time. It adds up....
>>
>> Michael Mellinger wrote:
>>>
>>> Occasionally, I use JungleDisk and the Mozilla plugin.   Lately more
>>> of the Moz plugin.  S3 is a web service interface.  I'd really like  to
>>> just rsync with a server.  Since I'm traveling, I don't have much
>>> bandwidth in place so I haven't used in much in the past several
>>> months.
>>>
>>> https://addons.moz...­
>>>
>>> -Mike
>>>
>>> On Jan 24,[masked]:56 AM, Whitney McNamara <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey, Dean -
>>>>
>>>> Jungledisk is just the application front-end for the S3 storage 
>>>> bucket;
>>>> that bucket is created by Jungledisk (since the app depends on a
>>>> specific folder-naming structure) but all your data is sitting 
>>>> entirely
>>>> on Amazon servers. So as long as you keep paying the S3 bill from 
>>>> Amazon
>>>> your data is safe even if Jungledisk goes under -- you'd just need  to
>>>> access the storage bucket via some other mechanism.
>>>>
>>>> - Whit
>>>>
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