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    Backup solution

    Hi,

    Just to ask you guys whether how you guys go about doing backup solutions. Below is the different scenarios.

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    Web Server A on Data Center A will backups all its data on another server on the same Data Center

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    Web Server A on Data Center A will backups all its data on another server in Data Center B

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    Web Server A is equip with RAID to do mirroring.

    What do you guys prefer for the backup solutions?

    I mean in the case like Server A is down for hardware issues. The another server will run smoothly with just changing of the NS record.

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    Scenario 3 with pure remote backup if I can. Mostly first backup in second hdd and 2nd backup in remote location.

    We had mirroing solution and do NS trick before but cause more trouble and cost more. The best solution in hardware failure was notice the customer that server was or will be down for few hours before they notice it. Excersize restore procedure before it happen and make sure it can be done in a few hours. That's how we do.

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    What if it is something unexpectable one?

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    scenario 2 for me...have at least 1 set of backups off site

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    Re: Backup solution

    Originally posted by miltongoh
    Web Server A is equip with RAID to do mirroring.
    Keep in mind that a RAID mirror is never a replacement for backups. It serves to protect against downtime and data loss due to hardware failure, but remember that if you have data corruption, it will corrupt both disks, not just one.
    Scott Burns, President
    BQ Internet Corporation
    Remote Rsync and FTP backup solutions
    *** http://www.bqbackup.com/ ***

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    Hmmm. What is the most common type of remote backup done by you guys?

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    Originally posted by miltongoh
    Hmmm. What is the most common type of remote backup done by you guys?
    Hi Milton,

    We usually recommend that people keep local backups on a 2nd hard drive for quick restores, and then use Rsync to perform a remote backup. Since Rsync uses smart synchronization to figure out what files have been updated since the last backup, it is much more efficient than FTP.
    Scott Burns, President
    BQ Internet Corporation
    Remote Rsync and FTP backup solutions
    *** http://www.bqbackup.com/ ***

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    Yep, my servers are going to be on a RAID 1 with daily rsync to a remote datacenter... Seems like the best solution for me. =)
    || Dennis Liang,
    || ServaxNet LLC

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    Think it is a good solution. I am starting off low with bqbackup soon! Thank guys!

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    Help Me
    hi everyody ineed small help ihave one server iam moving another datacenter server the server have 80gb data
    how to trancefer data plese help me

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    Originally posted by srianji
    Help Me
    hi everyody ineed small help ihave one server iam moving another datacenter server the server have 80gb data
    how to trancefer data plese help me
    Do you have a control panel? If you do u can just transfer using the control panel. Alternatively if I am not wrong, u can just backup everything and FTP it over to the new server.

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