backing up thousands of systems, each containing a couple of GB,
over analog lines
raarts at netland.nl
Sun Jun 1 22:37:54 EST 2003
I am investigating using rsync to do a nightly backup of
a couple of thousand of linux servers each containing
a postgresql database that may grow up to a few Gigabytes.
Most of these servers are behind analog or ISDN dialup lines,
this can't be changed (no broadband available).
The databases do not change much during the day.
Questions in my mind:
- is rsync the right tool for this job?
- Am I right in thinking that I/O would be the limiting problem
on the serverside?
Having hundreds of more clients connected at the same time
means having to compute checksums of hundres of files at the
- How well does this scale up?
Does anyone have any experince with such setups?
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