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Stin 05-13-2008 08:01 AM

Backup terminology
 
Hi guys,

I'm writting a backup procedure for a customer and I'd just like to check that I'm using the right terminology before I distribute it.

We have Redhat PC's that are connected to HP Tru64 servers.

The procedure describes backing up the entire Redhat PC to an image and storing it on the HP Tru64 server.

I'm describing the Redhat PC's as Backup Hosts
and the Tru64 servers as Backup Servers

Is this valid and correct terminology?

Thank you in anticipation.

Stin

theriddle 05-13-2008 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Stin (Post 3151780)
Hi guys,

I'm writting a backup procedure for a customer and I'd just like to check that I'm using the right terminology before I distribute it.

We have Redhat PC's that are connected to HP Tru64 servers.

The procedure describes backing up the entire Redhat PC to an image and storing it on the HP Tru64 server.

I'm describing the Redhat PC's as Backup Hosts
and the Tru64 servers as Backup Servers

Is this valid and correct terminology?

Thank you in anticipation.

Stin

http://www.teradactyl.com/Products/BackupDefs.html

chrism01 05-13-2008 06:21 PM

Normally, Server=Host, your RH boxes are Clients...
Potentially, you can have a Master Server that controls the Backup process, but the created files end up on a separate (dedicated) Backups Host.
That way, the actual (1st pass) backup is quick (disk-net-disk), then the 'archiving' process (disk-tape) can run slowly in the background.
This arrangement also means that if the user deletes a recent backup, you don't need to go fishing about for tapes (which should be off-site), you can just go to the Backups Host disk.


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