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Re: Pragmatic cluster backup strategies?
That's not a back up strategy.
You could still have joe luser take out a key file or directory. What do you do then?

On May 29, 2012, at 11:19 AM, Darrell Taylor wrote:

> Hi,
> We are about to build a 10 machine cluster with 40Tb of storage, obviously
> as this gets full actually trying to create an offsite backup becomes a
> problem unless we build another 10 machine cluster (too expensive right
> now).  Not sure if it will help but we have planned the cabinet into an
> upper and lower half with separate redundant power, then we plan to put
> half of the cluster in the top, half in the bottom, effectively 2 racks, so
> in theory we could lose half the cluster and still have the copies of all
> the blocks with a replication factor of 3?  Apart form the data centre
> burning down or some other disaster that would render the machines totally
> unrecoverable, is this approach good enough?
> I realise this is a very open question and everyone's circumstances are
> different, but I'm wondering what other peoples experiences/opinions are
> for backing up cluster data?
> Thanks
> Darrell.