Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Sat Oct 9 23:36:55 2004

> For classicmp, how about off-machine rsync copies?

> Even a simplistic 2nd internal drive and a cron rsync drive 1 to
> drive 2 gets you a lot of results for little effort.

Some time ago, I wrote support for what I've taken to calling "live
backup": basically, everything written to the disk is mirrored over the
net to a backup copy somewhere else. (In my case, on another of my
house machines, on a drive which holds nothing but those backup
copies. But the software is designed for use over long-haul links, and
I've had my laptop mirror itself to the backup space at home over
others' netlinks when traveling.)

Works a treat for defending against disks dying (which I have had
happen about twice since I started using it routinely; in each case,
the backup did exactly what it was supposed to, ensuring all the bits
were safe).

I could volunteer some space. How much disk space is involved?

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