looking for backup solutions
I have not attempted a project on this scale until now. I have a number of clients/locations each has two linux computers.
Client A has 4 locations Mom and Pop stores
Client B has 200 locations
Client C has 200 locations These numbers are just examples but you get the idea.
Client D has 300 locations
Each of them is responsible to local backups(yea right) of all machines(local) to be stored externally. In reality I've had 3 locations suffer HDD failures in the last week, loosing irreplaceable financial data.
Goal provided/offered as secure offsite backup. I personally have started doing manual backups of config files only on one machine totaling 1.2mb and one directory on the other machine totaling 125mb then pulling these files to my external drive. This is just not practical or efficient. So my question now is what is the "best" method and suggestions. I have a storage server with more than enough room running linux now.
1. How often would you do full backup, weekly,bi-weekly, monthly? backups done incrementally after full backups.
2. How would you send these backups to remote server? scripts, rsync, other?
3. what suggestions do you have for timing these transfers so that I do not cause a bandwidth/bottleneck within my own network-backup server?
Last edited by chadk5utc; August 10th, 2013 at 10:56 AM.
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