Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5454 closed Task/To do item (fixed)

provide network device for offsite backup to the praxis project

Reported by: Jamie McClelland Owned by: Jamie McClelland
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: praxis usb backup Cc:
Sensitive: no


The Praxis project has sent a USB disk to sunset park and requested that we make it available via (the backup server they have an account on) for backup purposes.

They have hundreds of GB to backup (a full copy is already on the USB disk they sent), which would require more space than we have to offer on ali if we copied it to ali's internal disk array.

I've given them the green light to try this approach. I consider it experimental. It is not a policy (and not something I would consider making generally available to all members).


Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Jamie McClelland

Summary: provide usb disk for offsite backup to the praxis projectprovide network device for offsite backup to the praxis project

Scratch that. Now that I've seen the device I realize praxis sent a network device, not a USB disk... working with Praxis to figure out exactly how to assign it an IP address.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jamie McClelland

This has been completed.

It's a Buffalo TerraStation with two network cards.

I've plugged one network card into our RoadRunner service and, via our dhcp configuration on the router (, assigned it the address Via I've configured ida to forward requests sent via roadrunner (which is available via dyndns as to port 2224 to forward to the terrastation on port 22, so praxis can have ssh access to the device now.

In addition, I've plugged the 2nd network card into our speakeasy connection and informed praxis that they can configure that network card to use the available speakeasy address

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Ross

Owner: set to Jamie McClelland
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Jamie McClelland

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

The terra station is setup and being rsync'ed to.

For the record... i couldn't get sshd access without messing with the firmware, so instead i mounted the drive using sshfs (since sftp is supported).

That way we get encrypted transport.


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