[Samba] Is Samba Shadowcopying can be used in Production Environement with more than 20 TB of data

Ankush Grover ankushsamba at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:41:30 GMT 2008

Hi Friends,

I am currently using Samba on Centos 4.4 as a domain member of AD 2003 with
each user having a quota of 2GB(no of users is around 2,000). Now
the management wants to increase the quota to 10GB with this there will be
more than 20TB of data to be backup weekly which will take lots of hours.
Currently Veritas backup software is used to backup data on tapes. There is
a concept of snapshots of Samba with LVM where snapshots of samba are taken
at the given interval but so far haven't found any good article or how-to on
that and also what is the experience of users using this technology and also
what other technologies are being to handle TBs of data.

The plan is like this

Samba Server with ShadowCopy Enabled + DAS (Direct Attached Storage)


Kindly let me know if you need any further inputs

Thanks & Regards

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