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    Backups

    I've outgrown my current backup solution and need something a bit beefier. I'm backing up to a terrastation which is capable of FTP and CIFS transfers. I need to be able to stop/start services before/after the backup and backup files and MySQL databases.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Backups

    I'm using a readynas at home to backup my linux VMs, it supports rsync, which can use a start and stop script (if you have the right version). Unfortunately It runs start, stop, start rsync then stop scripts for some reason (It seems to test first then run but I can't stop this action on the readynas. If you aren't moving too much stuff it could be ok. Speed isn't great, but its improved on the nv+ (I have the old 600).

    It also has nfs shares which are a bit quicker than cfs in linux. The not quite released version 4 firmware has nfs over tcp

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    Re: Backups

    Have a look at bacula?
    Only really good for server backups, but may be worth a look.

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    Re: Backups

    Is it possible to backup over CIFS/FTP using bacula. Because I don't see how?

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    Re: Backups

    As long as the server bacula runs on has the CIFS share mounted....

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    Re: Backups

    hmm. I wonder if I can automount cifs?

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    Re: Backups

    Just run some mount/umount commands in your script?

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    Re: Backups

    I didn't think you can do that from within a bacula job?

    Anyway, looks like autofs will do smb shares.

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    Re: Backups

    Yeah, I automount some shares on this box..

    fstab:

    //sotonfs/world /mnt/shares/soton cifs credentials=/root/smb.soton,__netdev 0 0

    Note how I keep the credentials separate as fstab is world readable

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