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Re: [Bacula-devel] backup to removable external disk


On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 14:51 -0400, Dan Langille wrote:

> See also:
> 
> http://tregnago.blogspot.com/2008/09/bacula-with-usb-disks-vchanger-altered.html
> 

This script definitely looks like the path to take. Did a quick trial
implementation and it works as documented - it's just that I need
something a little different.

Biggest issue is that this script handles a single USB connection (per
storage device) and I want to use two. Each disk is considered one
magazine filled with a pile of tapes and I have to change that
"magazine" now and then to avoid it filling up (or when it complains
that it's full).

Looked at disk-changer script and a quick glance it seems to do
something similar, talks about diskfiles as slots.

I will think about it a bit but the way I feel I want it done is to have
another level between and the easiest way to do that is probably to move
everything up one level.
I have single "drive" that has a "magazine" with two "slots"/"tapes".
Then each tape is really a physical disk with one big file on it.
This way, when one disk/tape is filled up it should automatically move
to next tapedisk and at some point I can replace the filled tapedisk
with an empty one.
One issue I see with this is that I would end up having a single 1T file
on each disk and I don't think that's to good so I'm still open for
suggestions.

/ps


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