Backup solutions (was Re: [Box-Admins] Permissions)

Göran Krampe goran at
Mon Feb 7 19:30:33 UTC 2011

On 02/07/2011 07:41 PM, Casey Ransberger wrote:
> I hope I'm not adding too much noise to the conversation, but what do folks think about using something like S3 for backups? We'd have to find funding for it somewhere, but it might be cheaper than buying terabyte drives, etc, and the thing is pretty darned reliable for backup.

We don't need tera byte drives, although those don't cost much these 
days :). But sure, Duplicity supports S3 as a targer, so that would work.

> Also makes sure that the bottleneck for data transfer isn't a home connection.

That is no big deal if running at night, and IMHO we would then set up 
2-3 different ones so if one fails one night it wouldn't matter.

Upside is of course that it would cost 0.

regards, Göran

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