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Re: [Bacula-devel] Feature request: Amazon S3 integration

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:52:13AM -0400, Dan Langille wrote:
> Bacula already requires OS support.  It relies heavily upon SCSI
> interfaces.  These interfaces are not designed specifically for
> Bacula.  They are available to all comers.

I'm aware.

You suggested a SCSI interface to S3. This sounds wrong on so my
levels.. A filesystem driver for S3 would be usable, but neither will
give you any independence. Quite the contrary. You'll become completely
dependent on systems that provide this interface. This might not be a
problem, but you started out saying that this was a good way of
achieving independence.

> Someone else mentioned: fuse plugin.  this looks promising:
> http://code.google.com/p/s3fs-fuse/ it's obviously linux specific, but
> should be pretty trivial to set up with bacula

Quite so. That doesn't help people on systems that don't support FUSE,
though. I'm not one of them, but I think this would be useful in Bacula

> Kern also has an idea.  See his recent post.

His idea is a repeat of one of my suggestions, namely teaching Bacula to
interact directly with S3.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             | http://www.ubuntu.com/

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