[ILUG] Backup - pick your brains
Paul Mc Auley
paul at novara.ie
Thu Nov 9 13:20:33 GMT 2006
On Thursday 09 November 2006 11:48, Paschal Nee wrote:
> I'm looking at a backup solutions for the office (mix of Windows
> desktops/laptops and Linux boxes). Amanda is the backup solution I'm
> aware of from days gone by. Is anybody on list using Amanda in anger
> in a similar setup? Anything I should be aware of?
Amanda has its points, it's very mature does tape balancing and so on, however
at least up until before the last recent major update it had a bit of a blind
spot about backing up more data than would fit on your media, the Windows
cover was more than a little tenuous and it was quite firewall unfriendly.
I understand some of that may have been addresses recently though.
> Anything else I should be looking at? Not averse to putting my hand
> in my pocket if there's something out there that would make my life a
> lot easier (we also had ArcServe at one point). If you're
> particularly proud of how you manage backups, please do share.
Bacula seems to be the one that's picking up from Amanda, does multiple media
(including backup to disk), does Windows, is halfway reasonable about
firewalls. You do need to do some config work though.
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