[SATLUG] Building a backup server
doug at clickdoug.com
Sat Aug 24 00:15:03 CDT 2002
Coming up with a strategy like that is why you make the big bucks, Sean
[grinning] I only hope they also invested in the $15-20K cartridge tape
backup system to go with it!
I have a mirror server that makes daily backups from my production server
and should I have a failure, I change the IP settings in connection manager
and I am back in business.
I have the same redundancy on my Linux boxes - in fact had to use that today
when Sendmail went south on one of them, and my email was only delayed about
30 min while I made the changeover. That gave me time to fix the problem,
and then switch it back. I am still looking for a decent Anti-virus
solution for Sendmail.
My slowest machine, however is a PIII 333 (backup Red Hat box.)
The main Linux server is a P4 1.4 GIG Dell box
MY main production Server in Windows is an IBM intellestation dual processor
XEON box, I purchased 5 of them off eBay for $750.00 each and resold 4 of
them for $1500. each.
A few more Dells, and a Dell laptop complete the inventory.
Anyone who wants a database of Pacific Rim IP to add to Denyall to block the
incessant server attacks, email me off list. This is fresh from APNIC - I
don't block Australia or New Zealand, in fact I host an Australian site.
Got DSL? Check it out!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Carolan" <sean at txid.com>
To: <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 10:32 PM
Subject: [SATLUG] Building a backup server
| Here's an interesting comparison -
| *** The Windows Way ***
| My wife works in a biology research lab and they needed a file server.
| They are storing photos of microscope slides and word documents and
| wanted to have them all in one place instead of scattered across 5
| windows computers. They bought some kind of mega server from dell with
| 16 hard drives for $10,000 - $12,000 or so.
| *** The Linux Way ***
| My workplace needs a backup server for 4 workstations. Here's what I
| * Bought an IBM 166Mhz pentium computer off ebay for $20, put in a 40GB
| hd ($79 at compUSA) and nic card (had an extra one lying around)
| * Installed Redhat 7.2 from CDs, got samba and ssh up and running
| * Total cost $99.00
| Cost effective? I think so. Even if I wanted to attach 16 hard drives
| to this homemade backup server, it still costs a LOT less than the
| win2000 server at the biology lab.
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