[CentOS] Backup server

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 13:33:32 UTC 2010


+1 for Backuppc.....

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Backuppc is good for this - it can use rsync for the transfers (or tar or
> smb)
> but all duplicate data is compressed and pooled even if found on different
> machines and it has an easy setup to control how long old copies are
> retained.
>
> --
>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell at gmail.com
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