[GRLUG] "real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ; ) "

mikemol at gmail.com mikemol at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 18:18:21 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Ben Rousch <brousch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Michael Mol <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> How much data are "we" talking about?
> > Right now a lump backup of Rosetta Code's interesting data hovers around 1GB.
> 1GB is peanuts. If you don't want to rsync it to your home 
> system for some reason, then you could ship your tarballs to 
> Amazon S3 for $0.15/GB/mo storage and $0.15/GB transfer. 
> Even if you keep every backup for a year you're talking 
> about less than $20 for a year.
> Rackspace has a similar service.

If I go in a direction like that, I'll go with tarsnap; It doesn't look half bad. However, there are two reasons I like the system I described:

1) Redundancy. I don't have to worry about losing an account with AWS, or tarsnap, or Rackspace.
2) Swarm speed. I can get better return throughput from a few torrent seed box clients than from most dedicated servers, which makes applying the backup significantly faster.

I know there are alternatives. I've been looking at them. This just happens to be an idea I had, that I'd like some technical feedback on.

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