jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Mon Jun 12 14:43:50 MDT 2006
On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Ryan Nielsen wrote:
> I'm currently backing up data using rsync over ssh to remote hard drives.
> Those drives have filled up quite quickly. Has anyone worked with
> transparent compression on file systems? Does it work well? Are there any
> risks? I'm not (at the moment) worried about speed, just space. Is there a
> better way to do this?
How about an extra hard drive? I just picked up a 320gb for $120. Do you
need to be saving all this data cumulatively or can you use rsync to
overwrite previously saved data? Is this like a nightly backup or a
additionaly data to large and growing project? Usually, compression is
more of a problem that it is worth, in my opinion. Especially in a day
when disk space really is cheap.
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