[unisog] large volume of files per filesystems
john.meyers at wright.edu
Tue Dec 25 19:42:17 GMT 2001
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Jim Ennis wrote:
> I am looking for any working solutions for having to hold 6-10,000,000
> files in a single filesystem (webct). We are currently using Solaris 7,
> ufs, Veritas Netbackup 3.2, Veritas Volume Manager 3.0.4 to manage and
> backup the filesystem. The filesystem is taking too long to backup with
> the current architecture (backup over private gigabit network to DLT7000
> tape drives on a Sun L1800).
> What have other people done to handle the backup of lots of little files
> with a short backup window? Any preferred (working) solutions that you
> would recommend?
Unfortunately I don't have a working solution, but I'm in the same type
of situation. From what I've read the Veritas Flashbackup product (which
integrates with NetBackup) was designed specifically for this task.
It basically creates a file/directory map of the filesystem then does
the equivalent of a raw volume backup. The nice part is that using
NetBackup, you can still perform file level restores.
I'm hoping to evaluate the product over the next month or so.
Wright State University
E-Mail: john.meyers at wright.edu
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