Enterprise Backup Solution

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Oct 25 17:48:56 MDT 2006


On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 02:52:28PM -0600, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 10:34 -0600, Doran Barton wrote:
> > Our client that uses bacula was using NetVault for Linux for a while and
> > bacula ROCKS, big time, compared to NetVault.
> 
> We moved from NetVault to Bacula and I would recommend it. NetVault has
> a lot of quirks and for the price didn't seem to work all that well.
> 
> More and more we've been moving to online disk backups. Tape is slow and
> expensive. The one advantage of tape is that you can take it off site
> for long term storage. That may be of interest for you. For us, not so
> much. With Bacula you can create virtual tape drives on disk and still
> take advantage of the scheduling and such. I've got a handful of servers
> doing that as well. In other cases we're using rsync. And in yet others
> we rely on application level mirroring. Just depends on what your
> recovery needs are.

You can do the same virtual tape trick with Amanda.

And if you rsync your virtual tapes to a USB external drive, well,
there's your offsite backup.

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