Hey all, with the holidays coming up I’ll have time to see friends & family, plus distribute backups across multiple geographical locations. I’m considering migrating myself over to ZFS or btrfs. I’d like to create a solid backup system that allows for failover across multiple locations. No worries if setting this up is a longer term project. This is inspired by about 10 non-technical people wishing to join my Nextcloud instance for getting access to their photos and such.
What I’m currently using…
Older Pi running Nextcloud on Debian. 2 users. Rsync daily backups to 14tb external disk ext4.
New gear I have available for up to 4 locations with decent internet speeds…
Fractal cube case with i5 and 8gb ram. No disk, but have some 1tb - 2tb disks available. i7 tower machine with 8gb ram. No disk, but have some 1tb - 2tb disks available. 4 disks x 14tb. Shucking is fine. 2 disks x 8tb. Shucking is fine. 2 Pi4 w/ 8gb ram 2 disks x 1tb SSD external USB 3.0 VPS with 2 cores and 2gb ram and 20gb disk. VPS with 4 cores and 8gb ram and 100gb disk.
Software I’m interested in…
Syncthing (I’m using this a lot and mapping it locally into Nextcloud).
TrueNAS / OpenMediaVault or a similar tool.
Virtual machines, but I’ve only used containers.
Wireguard for protecting remote connections.
I’d like to sort out my gameplan and setup a distributed system for backups and sharing that benefits people across multiple households. Thanks for reading!