[ILUG] WAS OT: , now which backup solution
John P. Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Mon Nov 29 15:23:38 GMT 2004
On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 03:16:59PM +0000, David Murphy mentioned:
> > Amanda does me. Apparently there's another open-source backup system
> > gaining popularity. (Bat? or some name like that).
> Bacula, perhaps. It has the advantage of being designed around a more
> traditional backup philosophy than Amanda.
I played with Bacula for an Afternoon, and went back to Amanda. It's
almost really good. But it seems to be a tool that was written with a
config-generator in mind. You'll go crazy trying to make up the configs
yourself though. I was trying to set it up to look after ten clients.
After spending three hours trying to make sure all config files were in
sync, I gave up & went back to Amanda.
Amanda is not good, but it's simple. And that's a lot more important to a
busy sysadmin than good. When they get a decent config generator/GUI for
Bacula, I'll be well impressed.
In the meantime, I'm gonna have a look at NovaStor. Seems decent, and is
much cheaper than most commercial backup packages.
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