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Oops!Backup, Crashplan and RAID5 OCE on Zen

08/23/11

  08:24:32 am, by The Dreamer   , 1100 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer, Storage

Oops!Backup, Crashplan and RAID5 OCE on Zen

Meanwhile....on Sunday, I decided that it was time I checked out CrashPlan. I installed it initially on my laptop, since that's the main reason I was considering CrashPlan. Though not for that laptop, but one that I was considering getting in the future. But, since I've been reading more and more about CrashPlan and its support for Linux and Solaris as well....I've wondered about it.

I do rsync's at home to backup it up now, but always worry about losing that file when I'm traveling. But, the whole off-site option appeals to me to backup my entire home. And, a family plan doesn't look all that bad. Hopefully I'm not too much over 1TB for the initial seed....but that's what I'll probably do as well. I know I have stuff duplicated all over my home, but I'm paranoid about backups I guess....

Anyways...I installed CrashPlan on my Linux laptop and started my 30 day free trial, which I intend to test once it gets my homedir up there. That could take a week or so. I had planned to seed if things work out.

Then, I started install CrashPlan on various other computers at home. First as a local store for my laptop (on the same computer that I rsync to :oops: )....later as I got CrashPlan onto more and more...I made Zen a destination as well. But, waiting for Crashplan Central backup to finish first.

I think I'm going to need to buy a lot more storage if I'm going to continue with CrashPlan....free or plus.

I invited a friend....who has a Solaris 10 x64 workstation (Ultra 20), but he couldn't get CrashPlan (Pro) to run on there. He suspects its actually built for OpenSolaris and has dependencies that it didn't list as pkg dependencies....since it seemed to be running its own jre rather than the system one. So that was a bust, since the only place he'd have storage to run CrashPlan to is on his workstation. And, I'm undecided on whether to let him backup his MacBookPro to me yet. Though perhaps when he visits me next, we can try the initial backup on my local network and then see how it works when he's away.

Anyways...back to experimenting with CrashPlan on my own I guess....

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Comment from: The Dreamer [Member]  

Oops!backup worked one time on its own….and then my system crashed….guess running EncoreViewer in XP Mode and being idle too long…and having BOINC try to start VirtualBox killed it.

OCE is dead. Guess I’ll create a new RAID5 from scratch with the 4 disks…and end future grow plans. Wonder if I’ll make it one big filesystem or two as I had speculated on. Guess we’ll find out when the init finishes. Can’t recall if it had to finish before I could start using it before, or if its because I picked foreground init. Probably did pick foreground before, but wasn’t in a hurry like I am now.

Wonder what I’ll need to fix to make everything work again….

08/23/11 @ 10:26
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