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Question on using NAS for Pool
August 05, 2016 11:07AM
I searched the archives for using a Synology but haven't found the answer. I have a Synology RS815 that I want to use as my storage unit while running Backuppc on aanother LINUX Server. Since all of the data, logs and config files are in /var/lib/backuppc on the server running backuppc how does on change that to an NFS mount?

Pointers to a how-to for this would be great.

TIA

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John J. Boris, Sr.
Question on using NAS for Pool
August 05, 2016 11:34AM
It's not hard.  Symlink your pool (commonly /var/lib/BackupPC) to your mounted NFS path (or change the TopDir).  I did it this way for a few years.

That being said (and with the repeated statements of "storage is cheap"), I never exceeded 3-4 MBps on a backup run.  In the end, it was better to slap a large drive into a machine and keep the pool local.  Hey, any number of people might've said that.

-Kris

Kris Lou
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On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM, john boris <jborissr < at > gmail.com ([email]jborissr < at > gmail.com[/email])> wrote:
[quote]I searched the archives for using a Synology but haven&#39;t found the answer. I have a Synology RS815 that I want to use as my storage unit while running Backuppc on aanother LINUX Server. Since all of the data, logs and config files are in /var/lib/backuppc on the server running backuppc how does on change that to an NFS mount?

Pointers to a how-to for this would be great.

TIA

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Question on using NAS for Pool
August 05, 2016 11:40AM
On 08/05 02:05 , john boris wrote:
[quote]I searched the archives for using a Synology but haven't found the answer.
I have a Synology RS815 that I want to use as my storage unit while running
Backuppc on aanother LINUX Server. Since all of the data, logs and config
files are in /var/lib/backuppc on the server running backuppc how does on
change that to an NFS mount?
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Just mount your NFS filesystem on /var/lib/backuppc.
You can either do this before installing the BackupPC software; or mount the
NFS filesystem elsewhere, move all the data from /var/lib/backuppc to it,
then mount the NFS filesystem on /var/lib/backuppc.

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Question on using NAS for Pool
August 05, 2016 11:43AM
Changing to an NFS mount point isn&#39;t any different from the docs that detail how to change the mount point in general. Create your mount point, Mount the NFS share, the change /var/lib/backuppc to a softlink to where ever your new backuppc location is.
(Those the 10,000 foot view. You&#39;ll want to dig in a little deeper before making the change, especially if you have existing configuration data or backups in a currently running instance) 
One difference that seems to be a sticking point from time to time is the way the NFS share is mounted. If you have major performance / responsiveness issues with backuppc, you may want to change the fstab entry for the NFS mount point to use the "nolock" option
~Phil
On Aug 5, 2016 2:05 PM, "john boris" <jborissr < at > gmail.com ([email]jborissr < at > gmail.com[/email])> wrote:[quote]I searched the archives for using a Synology but haven&#39;t found the answer. I have a Synology RS815 that I want to use as my storage unit while running Backuppc on aanother LINUX Server. Since all of the data, logs and config files are in /var/lib/backuppc on the server running backuppc how does on change that to an NFS mount?

Pointers to a how-to for this would be great.

TIA

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John J. Boris, Sr.

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