Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Backing up servers over a wan is pretty straight forward using rsync. Rsync is pretty darn reliable, and faster than I ever dreamed possible for that situation. If you actually meant running DRBD over a wan, then don't bother to continue to read. If you meant backups like nightly backups then: We're a construction company, and we have job sites all over the place with a server and a bunch of guys crammed into a trailer (or 4). Our standard setup is to get whatever DSL is available in the area, and nightly backups run over the dsl using rsync. Our worst case scenario was at an airport, where we could only get ISDN, and only one of the channels would stay up most of the time. We had about 30 people on that site, about 2/3 of which were cad jockeys of one sort or another. By the end of the job rsync was backing up the 35 gigs on the fileserver *RELIABLY* over a 64k connection that went to a users house, where a server there vpn'd to our network using the users standard dsl connection. Our situation is probably the ideal for rsync since many of those files are not changed at all on a daily basis, but the differential copy that rsync does still seems to work *VERY* efficiently on all sorts of file types even when they are updated every day. You might want to combine LVM snapshots with rsync if your data can be a moving target all night. On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 19:19 +0100, Timothy Arnold wrote: > Hello! > > I was just wondering what peoples thoughts were for backing up file > servers/backup servers to a remote location across a wide area network (read > +10mbps free). Has anyone ran into any issues with doing this? > > Cheers > Tim. > > > _______________________________________________ > drbd-user mailing list > drbd-user at lists.linbit.com > http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user