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Just kicking around some ideas and wondering what others may be doing if they want another copy of the backups in some sort of cloud destination (ie. s3). some other backup programs allow for direct connection to an s3 based back end, but in my understanding of how xsibackup dc works this would not be possible without a binary on the receiver. If someone wanted to backup to a cloud destination, is the best option just to backup to a local/remote repository on a controlled linux instance or NAS and then use something different to mirror the backup repository to a cloud destination?
as crazy as it may be i wonder if a lightweight linux box could utilize s3fuse and have xsibackup create a repository there.
just wanted to see what others may be doing if anything. thanks!
You might want to take a look at (c)XSIBackup-NAS Project at Sourceforge
It's in an early development phase though.
(c)XSIBackup-NAS is a HUB from where you can create storage resources and recover individual files.
It will in the future also provide FUSE services to backup to all kinds of storage: s3, Azure blob, Hubic, etc..., basically any service that offers a FUSE binding.
If the FUSE file system you are using is reliable, you can use it to backup to any destination that you can mount on a Linux server.
Thank you - will take a look! Good to hear either way I am on the right path with a reliable fuse. Thanks.
This looks like a great feature!
Once you have access to (c)XSIBackup-DC repositories via NFS 3/4 mounts, the menu allows to mount the
contents of any -flat.vmdk disk in /mnt/restore/guest, browse files and send them by e-mail from the
built in e-mail client or you can browse the contents of the mounted -flat.vmdk disk via Samba/CIFS
from any Windows explorer.
It's been there for some time now and it is advertised among the key features, nonetheless not many people seem to use it. Maybe some feel it a bit daunting to use a FUSE file system. From a user perspective it consists in running two short commands though.
We'll try to take it to some more user friendly interfaces. 8C)XSIBackup-NAS will be the keystone, it's still in beta phase though.