[RDD] Redundant Hard Drive/Backup

Nathan Steele nathan.steele at thecrossfm.com
Wed Jan 8 13:56:07 EST 2014


Rsync

I do the same thing on a samba server.

Google it for the options you want to use.


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On January 8, 2014 1:33:41 PM Alan Smith <alansmith at flinn.com> wrote:

> It may be a tad early yet, but I am about to the point in my comfort with 
> Rivendell to start thinking about backups.
>
> I know this may not be the most common way, but we have our reasons, and 
> I'd like to duplicate this behavior if I can:
>
> Our current automation system [MS-DOS based] contains two non-raid, but 
> mirrored hard drives.  On a schedule that we specify, it copies the new 
> files, deletes the obsolete ones, etc.
>
> Is there a way I can do this with Rivendell?  Again, I realize most people 
> are probably using a central server with a redundant server to house all 
> station audio, clocks, etc, but I am comfortable with the way we are set up 
> now.  Besides we have quite a few stations spread out, so a central file 
> store wouldn't work anyway in most of our cases.
>
> With my very limited knowledge of linux, I thought perhaps running dd with 
> chron might be the ticket, but coming from a Windows guy, I don't know how 
> linux behaves when attempting to copy files in use.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
>
> Oh, and all my Rivendell installs are/will be based on the Paravel 
> Appliances.  I have one V1 appliance in the field now, and currently 
> working on my first V2.
>
> -Alan
>
> PS  We actually had a hard drive die this past Saturday on one of our DOS 
> stations.  I just simply powered down, unlocked the bad drive from its 
> removable cage, powered back up, and we were back in business.
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