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Hardware Thread, New Backup System Advice in Technical; @monkeyX good work. I recommend the linux quota system Care to split this thread? I have some scritps that will ...
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    good work. I recommend the linux quota system
    Care to split this thread? I have some scritps that will sort out auto homdrivecreation

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    Sure PM with new thread details.

    I am working on creating a bash script to create snapshots LVMs in a seperate volume and then create an ln back to the orginal volume so that the snapshots can be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyx View Post
    Sure PM with new thread details.

    I am working on creating a bash script to create snapshots LVMs in a seperate volume and then create an ln back to the orginal volume so that the snapshots can be seen.
    I added some details about our samba setup to the wiki:

    http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.ph...le_ACL_support

    If you would be so kind as to include the LVM information

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    Added some very rough details and script to http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.ph...otting_Volumes

    Anyone have feedback on this ie more detail ?

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    Thanks for the replies all, it's been useful!

    Been to put it on hold now until the budgets come through, but I'll revisit this thread once they do. It's given me more to think about anyway.

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    Slightly different tact now, as I really don't think I'm going to be able to get this sort of system in, so was wondering if anyone had used something like this: Insight UK - Tandberg RDX QuikStor - Disk drive - RDX - Hi-Sp... - 8550-RDX

    Or would it be just as easy (and probably cheaper) to go and buy a load of usb HDD and back up to them?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    One of our cheapest backup systems was to build a server(aka big PC!) and fill it with sata discs. We then setup hardware raid 5 (although software would be cheaper still). Ours runs Linux, but could just as easily run Windows.

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    We are just having a new storage network installed and we have 2 SANs (2x Fujitsu SX80) that permanently replicate each other all the time, these are stored in two separate data centres on opposite ends of the school site then one of the SANs plug directly in to the fibre robotic tape library (Fujitsu TX24 LTO4) which can process up to 35Tb per backup.

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    Just came across this bargain 1Tb USB drive for less than £70 Buffalo Drivestation 1TB External Drive TurboUSB With Power Saving Mode - Retail - Ebuyer

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    I'm curious how people on here that just backup to disk manage to meet requirements for data protection archiving, some data needs to be kept for 7+years now. Also what about if you need to hunt down some files from two + years ago?

    We currently use D2D2T and on a few occasions have had to restore data from a couple of year old archive tape. I have thought about using USB disks and just keeping one each year offsite but it's not as easy to keep track of what data is where as using tapes with backup exec for example.

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    I'm curious how people on here that just backup to disk manage to meet requirements for data protection archiving, some data needs to be kept for 7+years now. Also what about if you need to hunt down some files from two + years ago?
    What sort of data needs to be kept for that length of time?

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    I'd have to dig into the regulations again to be specific but I’m thinking financial, payroll, personnel data. I think we're required to keep student work for a certain amount to time as well.

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    See attached... hope it helps.

    You can ague that pupil data is stored within SIMS and it kept in there, however, how many people have uploaded the meeting documents into SIMS\DMS?
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    One thing you want to add is a fire proof data safe, which wants to be in a secure location away from where the backup server is, ideally in another building. The current data security recommendations are not to take backups offsite unless going to a certifed secure data storage facility, so taking backups home is now a very big no no, even if they are encrypted.

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    No such thing as fireproof. School in suffolk burnt to the ground, only reason why they have SIMS database with data in it, is the fact the technician took the backup tape offsite.

    So long as SLT\governers are happy, I can't see a problem. Still having arrangement with another school is a better idea.

    Fireproof should be a bad banned in my opinion, along with Vista, VLE...

    "...should be stored in a fire proof data safe."

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