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==About Remote Drive==
 
==About Remote Drive==
  
XMission's Remote Drive service allows subscribers to backup data to a reliable disk array in our data center. In addition, this array is continuously backed up to an secondary physical location.  Customers have the choice among several different protocols for transferring their data. Popular protocols SCP, SFTP, FTP, SAMBA and Rsync are all available.  
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XMission's Remote Drive service allows subscribers to backup data to a machine housed in our data center. Customers have the choice among several different protocols for transferring their data. SCP, SFTP, FTP, SAMBA and Rsync are all available.  
  
 
Remote Drive is an add-on service which customers may purchase separately from their primary account. It includes a base quota and additional quota units may be purchased which allow the user to store more data. There is no limit on the amount of data a user may move to and from Remote Drive in a single month but bandwidth limits on the client side of the connection may still apply.  
 
Remote Drive is an add-on service which customers may purchase separately from their primary account. It includes a base quota and additional quota units may be purchased which allow the user to store more data. There is no limit on the amount of data a user may move to and from Remote Drive in a single month but bandwidth limits on the client side of the connection may still apply.  
  
==Storage Location==
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==Connection Information==
 
 
Remote Drive is accessible via regular services via shell.xmission.com, ftp.xmission.com, and samba.xmission.com.  A soft link in a subscriber's home directory named ''backup'' points to the area where remote drive storage is located.  This can also be accessed directly via ''/backup/users/(first-letter)/user'', example ''/backup/users/a/alincoln''.
 
 
 
==Connection==
 
 
 
Your XMission account and password are utilized for all of these transactions.  Formerly the Remote Drive service used a separate account and password for rd.xmission.com.  This is being phased out.
 
 
 
'''In all examples below, substitute ''user'' with your XMission account name.'''
 
  
 
===Linux===
 
===Linux===
  
SCP: <pre>scp ''myfile'' ''user''@shell.xmission.com:backup</pre>
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SCP: scp ''myfile'' ''user''@rd.xmission.com:.
  
SFTP: <pre>sftp shell.xmission.com
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SFTP: sftp rd.xmission.com
cd backup</pre>
 
  
FTP: <pre>ftp ftp.xmission.com
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FTP: ftp rd.xmission.com
cd backup</pre>
 
  
Rsync: <pre>rsync -avz /myfiles ''user''@shell.xmission.com:backup/</pre>
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Rsync: rsync -avz /myfiles ''user''@rd.xmission.com:.
See also an example [[Rsync Backup Script]].
 
  
Samba: <pre>smbmount //samba.xmission.com/''user'' ''/mnt/rd''-o user=''user''</pre>
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Samba: smbmount //rd.xmission.com/''user'' ''/mnt/rd''-o user=''user''
  
Samba on boot add the following to your fstab: <pre>//samba.xmission.com/''user'' ''/mountpoint'' cifs user,rw,noauto,user=''user'',password=''password'',uid=''uid'',gid=''gid'' 0 0</pre>
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Samba on boot add the following to your fstab:
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//rd.xmission.com/''user'' ''/mountpoint'' cifs user,rw,noauto,user=''user'',password=''password'',uid=''uid'',gid=''gid'' 0 0
  
 
===Windows===
 
===Windows===
  
#Mount the path \\samba.xmission.com\''user''.
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Samba: Mount the path \\rd.xmission.com\''user''. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582 for details on how to do this
#Backup to the ''backup'' folder with your backup software.
 
See [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582 Microsoft Support] for more details.
 
  
===Mac OS X===
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===Mac===
  
#Type '''Ctrl+K''' and connect to ''smb://samba.xmission.com/user''
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Samba: Type '''Ctrl+K''' and connect to smb://rd.xmission.com/''user''
#Backup to the ''backup'' folder with your backup software.
 
See also an example [[Rsync Backup Script]].
 

Revision as of 16:29, 2 July 2009

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About Remote Drive

XMission's Remote Drive service allows subscribers to backup data to a machine housed in our data center. Customers have the choice among several different protocols for transferring their data. SCP, SFTP, FTP, SAMBA and Rsync are all available.

Remote Drive is an add-on service which customers may purchase separately from their primary account. It includes a base quota and additional quota units may be purchased which allow the user to store more data. There is no limit on the amount of data a user may move to and from Remote Drive in a single month but bandwidth limits on the client side of the connection may still apply.

Connection Information

Linux

SCP: scp myfile user@rd.xmission.com:.

SFTP: sftp rd.xmission.com

FTP: ftp rd.xmission.com

Rsync: rsync -avz /myfiles user@rd.xmission.com:.

Samba: smbmount //rd.xmission.com/user /mnt/rd-o user=user

Samba on boot add the following to your fstab:

//rd.xmission.com/user /mountpoint cifs user,rw,noauto,user=user,password=password,uid=uid,gid=gid 0 0

Windows

Samba: Mount the path \\rd.xmission.com\user. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582 for details on how to do this

Mac

Samba: Type Ctrl+K and connect to smb://rd.xmission.com/user