[SATLUG] Recommended method to sync to a windows server?
erichaugen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 00:48:45 CDT 2010
On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmm, this is an interesting problem. Now you said that you have 2 windows
> NAS units
Actually Win 2008 Storage server
> , and on one you have a 7.2TB VHD?
Yes, 1 huge VHD file.
> Is that just a file sitting on
> the NAS?
> You said it's formatted to EXT3 and is the target for an iSCSI
> I am not familiar with this type of setup. Is this an actual NAS
> unit or a SAN that has a LUN exported as an iSCSI target for a RedHat
LaCie 24TB Win 2008 Storage server. Actually just a regular server. Just
got tired of arguing over the name.
> The second you said has an NTFS share.
Yes, but I can create a 2nd VHD and have it act as a 2nd iSCSI target and
have the Red Hat box control the data between the 2.
> Is this an actual NAS unit with an
> exported CIFS share? or is it another SAN with a LUN exported to a Windows
Identical LaCie unit.
> Once I get a better idea of the exact configuration I can give you the best
> way to backup between the two.
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Eric Haugen <erichaugen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We have 2 windows NASs. One is setup to have a 7.2TB virtual hard drive
> > formatted to EXT3, that is the target for a Red Hat iSCSI initiator. The
> > 2nd is a backup for the first NAS with an NTFS share. I was curious how
> > some of you luggers would sync from the Red Hat server to the backup
> > windows
> > machine.
> > FTP and SMB services are loaded on the backup server
> > One options we considered was create a 2nd VHD on the backup server and
> > sync
> > it via the RH box using rsync. Only problem is that a colleague of mine
> > read
> > that if the RH machine reboots it has the potential getting /dev/sdb &
> > /dev/sdc mixed up and connect to the wrong target.
> > Anyone else notice this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
> > - Eric Haugen
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