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rmeister0
01-26-2006, 11:37 AM
Pretty self explanatory.

We are considering the purchase of an XServe for public-facing internet services and are looking for a backup solution. The amount of data is less than a 10 gb; I am considering an external firewire enclosure and swapping out a series of drives on a rotating basis. (Data that requires persistence will actually be stored on a different server that has the usual tape backup scheme in place.)

dnanian
01-26-2006, 12:40 PM
Although a "Sandbox" can't be used without modifying things that are shared (for obvious reasons), we work fine with OSX Server.

Note, though, that -- as with all backup programs -- backing up live databases often requires extra steps to ensure the data is easily restored. This sometimes involves checkpointing the database, or exporting it. SuperDuper! supports this through its "Before" and "After" shell script "call-outs", which you can use to call mysql (or whatever) to set things up before the copy.

If there's no real data on the server, though, no real additional steps are required.

Hope that helps!