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5393Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Possible to install backuppc on nslu2?

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  • Mike (mwester)
    Nov 1, 2006
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      Well, I'm not Pete - but since you emailed to a list, I'll respond anyway
      with my 2 cents worth. The NSLU2 is a fine NFS device, just not very fast.
      Avoid the user-space NFS server though - it's said to be slooooow.

      I use NFS on the NSLU2 as the torture test for the device, the I/O
      subsystem, and the network. If there's a problem with any of the
      components, NFS will expose it. A lot of folks blame NFS at first, but the
      problem is invariably a bad cable, bad router/switch/hub, a failing NIC, or
      misconfiguration of a device, and seldom NFS itself.

      Samba is good too, don't get me wrong -- but it's just so much slower and so
      much heavier-weight than NFS.

      Mike (mwester)

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Sean Carolan" <sean@...>
      To: <nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 9:09 PM
      Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Possible to install backuppc on nslu2?


      > > > Rsync is painfully slow when connecting via ssh. Unfortunately I
      > also have
      > > > to backup my system a bit at a time as otherwise rsync runs out of
      > memory.
      >
      > Pete, you seem to have some experience with this - does the nslu2
      > handle NFS well? I'm thinking I might just export my backup directory
      > via NFS, that way the overhead on the nslu2 should be less. . .
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