[CentOS] Backup server

Max Hetrick maxhetrick at verizon.net
Wed Jan 13 11:29:09 UTC 2010


Sorin Srbu wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've built a new backup server for our linux-clients.
> 
> Is Amanda the way to go for a backup-solution?
> 
> It seems to be pretty powerful, if a bit finickety to set up initially.
> 
> The way we currently do backups is to use rsync from the clients to two 
> folders on an older server that rolls over every other week. This worked fine 
> for a while, but the rsync is cumulative and the users generate a tremendous 
> amount of data every day after having had a client upgrade with newer and 
> hilariously fast computers for calculation. The previous *nix-admin set it up 
> this way with rsync, meaning that we in the long run have data that is way 
> obsolete and get  increasingly difficult to maintain.
> 
> As the backup solution must be next to free, ie "free beer", Amanda looks 
> suitable.
> 
> What do you use for backing up data?

You can check out BackupPC as well. That's what I use.

Regards,
Max


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