[rescue] Netra 240 - Backup rsync server?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sat Apr 11 12:09:37 CDT 2009

On Apr 11, 2009, at 10:47 AM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:

> Brooke Gravitt wrote:
>> I find myself with a Netra 240 - anyone's opinion on wether it'd  
>> make a
>> decent backup server for rsyncing to, or putting sparse images on for
>> TimeMachine?  Can the SPARCs take a bog-standard PCI 1394/FireWire  
>> card &
>> use that for additional dasd?
>> Brooke
> It actually sounds like a wonderful system for that purpose, provided
> you have enough storage space.
> Even a much less powerful v100 with a 500Mhz USII (not the much more
> powerful USIIIi you have) can do 40Mbps rsync-over-SSH - and you have
> probably 4x the processor speed plus gigabit ethernet.

> I suspect Time-Machine would do well on that also.

Beware, if you are thinking to use iSCSI, reportedly there is trouble  
with the free iSCSI initiator for OSX.

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