Building a backup server

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The following question was recently asked by a user via e-mail: I'm looking to build a backup server, but want to know what type of hardware I should use. Anyone with experience building backup servers (esp. Linux-based) -- what do you recommend? I'd prefer to work in Linux.

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I would certainly look at FreeNAS as an OS for such a device. I have ran FreeNAS on a compact flash card and used it to setup software Raid arrays that are accessible as either CIFS shares or NFS or Rsync hosts.

Hope this helps

Jay

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