[kwlug-disc] big backup?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Mar 6 12:30:48 EST 2013


Andrew Mercer joked:
> Why don't you ship a hard drive with next day service to the client
> and get them to ship it back 

http://what-if.xkcd.com/31/

Randall Monroe writes: "If you want to transfer a few hundred gigabytes
of data, it’s generally faster to FedEx a hard drive than to send the
files over the internet. This isn’t a new idea—it’s often dubbed
SneakerNet—and it’s how Google transfers large amounts of data internally."

--Bob.

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On 13-03-06 11:17 AM, Andrew Mercer wrote:
> You are probably mostly concerned with network bandwidth getting
> saturated during the day, correct?  If that is the case then I don't
> think nice/ionice will help as they will set priority for processes on
> how much CPU and disk they have access to.  Why don't you ship a hard
> drive with next day service to the client and get them to ship it back :)
>
> On 2013-03-06 10:59, Joe Wennechuk wrote:
>> what about ionice? would this help me run it all day instead of just
>> night time?
>>
>>> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>>> Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:01:50 -0500
>>> From: andrew at andrewmercer.net
>>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] big backup?
>>>
>>> I believe if an rsync processes is killed it will pick up where it left
>>> the next time the command is run again, but you may want to use the
>>> --partial option. You could also suspend the running job into the
>>> background (ctrl+z) and resume it the next night with fg (run the
>>> 'jobs'
>>> command to see your suspended job).
>>>
>>> On 2013-03-06 09:53, Joe Wennechuk wrote:
>>> > I have to do some remote backups some are around 220 Gb. How would I
>>> > rsync them over consecutive nights from 8pm - 6am.
>>> >
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