ffl at asphaltzipper.com
Mon Jun 12 14:49:25 MDT 2006
Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> 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.
My boss is pulling his save money card. I would have just upgraded to
bigger drives, but I am trying to research it a bit at least. Your
comment on being inefficient is exactly what I wanted to hear. Any
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