Hi all together,
I think about how the implementation and benefit of UrBackup could get improved.
UrBackup also runs on various Linux distributions and as far as I know there are some storage appliances basing on Linux such as FreeNAS, that Support deduplication of stored data. So combining these two things, one could get much more benefit out of UrBackup: saving around 5 to 8 TB of client data on one 3 or 4 TB disk.
Implementation on Linux Systems seems not to be as simple as it is in Windows (as far as I read in this Forum, myself I do now have any Linux based UrBackup Installation and I never tried). But do not some of these storage appliances support Plug-Ins?
What about bringing these two tings together by porting UrBackup so such one linux based NAS appliance plugin? Admins would have an eysier life implementing UrBackup, the implemented system would be able to store much more data (with deduplication activated) as a simple server and UrBackup user community would grow faster.
What do you all think about that in general?
It doesn´t have to be FreeNAS - any other suggestions appreciated. I have no expierience in such systems because we use NetApps. What possible destintion portings would you prefer and why?