Enterprise Backup Solution

Daniel teletautala at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 13:29:18 MDT 2006


Thank you for your comments.  I feel I will have to get each to work before
I can make a decision.  Where can I find a good tutorial on each?  They are
both complicated for me.  Are there any other solutions that anyone else
would recommend?

-Daniel

On 10/25/06, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 10:34:41AM -0600, Doran Barton wrote:
> > Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 15:03 -0600, Daniel wrote:
> > >> I would prefer to do this on a Linux box (preferably Fedora),
> > >> I would need to have a tutorial that will work -- I have had problems
> > >> installing both the previously mentioned solutions with available
> > >> tutorials -- and I have until November 7th to come up with a viable
> > >> solution.  What suggestions do you have?  Your help is appreciated.
>
>
> >
> > Now... about the backup software. Amanda is... weird. It's not like any
> > commercial backup software I've ever seen. It does the job but it
> doesn't
> > have a lot of the features you may have come to expect if you've been
> using
> > backup suites like Veritas. Amanda seems to have been designed to be a
> set of
> > utilities for using 'tar' as your backup mechanism. Bacula, on the other
> > hand, was designed from the ground up to provide the types of functions
> that
> > traditional enterprise backup solutions provide.
> >
> > Our client that uses bacula was using NetVault for Linux for a while and
> > bacula ROCKS, big time, compared to NetVault.
>
> One reason I went with Amanda over Bacula is precisely because it uses
> tar or dump (your choice). I can get to a file in a backup using a
> live CD with tar and DD on it if I need to. We don't need no stinking
> proprietary backup formats.
>
> Another reason is that Amanda takes care of scheduling, which is fine
> by me.
>
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