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Alternative FTP backup solution

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by AlexCl, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. AlexCl

    AlexCl Active Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm a bit concerned about the amount of time that my server is taking to do the backups. At the moment it takes from 1 AM until about 9 AM to finish it, which is a lot, considering that the total space usage at the moment is around 260 GB out of 2.000 GB. The server configurations is decent ( AMD Opteron 3280 8 physical cores, 16 GB RAM DDR3, 2xHDD's at 7.200 rpm ). During the backup times I see loads of 6-9, while during the day it rarely goes over 1.00 . Basically, during backup times, the server is more or less blocked and pages are loaded very very slow.

    I can't add another HDD to the server, but the datacenter has provided me with an FTP account on the same network with 4.000 GB of space especially for backups. My main problem is not the time itself, but the high load which makes the server unusable during backup times.

    I'm curious if you guys know any software that will help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MilesWeb

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    Are the account large in size ? If the accounts are huge in size, tar/gtar commands consume resources to archive the data. You can consider using rsync to perform the backups. Using rsync you won't face issues with the load times.
     
  3. AlexCl

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    Hi milesgeek, thanks for your reply.

    From what I've read rsync requires another HDD attached to the serverand I can't do that. Also, I'd like to have the backups in a remote location, for safety reasons. Maybe I got the rsync wrong ?

    Indeed there are some large accounts ( largest ones are about 10 GB in size ).

    Thanks.
     
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