A while ago I have in fact built my own little datacenter in my loft. There I store all my music and most importantly the backup for all the pictures that I take.
It is a raid 5 so if one of the disks breaks down, I can still recover 100% of the data. But what happens if it gets stolen or something really bad happens? I will loose everything so I need to have another backup copy of my data somewhere else.
The backup daemon, bbackupd, runs on all machines to be backed up. The store server daemon, bbstored runs on a central server. Data is sent to the store server, which stores all data on local filesystems, that is, only on local hard drives. Tape or other archive media is not used.
apt-get install cpp
apt-get install g++
apt-get install gpp
apt-get install libc6-dev gcc
apt-get install libdb4.3-dev
apt-get install libreadline5-dev
apt-get install libssl-dev
apt-get install libz-dev
Get the sources
Configure & build
./configure --build=sparc-linux --enable-gnu-readline