[CentOS] Can anyone suggest a decent backup system?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Sep 16 09:27:04 EDT 2010


> On 9/16/2010 3:34 AM, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
>>    Hi all,
>>
>> We have a bit of a problem with backups. We've been using bacula to tape
>> and now trying to disk but it's a complete nightmare as regards tape
>> management. The backup to file storage went ok for ages and now is stuck
>> 'waiting for max storage jobs' which is odd as that's set to 20 and it's
>> the only backup running. That's totally typical of bacula.
>>
>> Can anyone suggest a simple backup package for us? Essentially a single
>> server, full backup to tape every day. We don't need tape management as
>> we're fully capable of reading the written label on the tape ourselves.

Not sure of a package - we use rsync and scripts - but you should consider
what we do: an external eSATA dock, and a number of inexpensive SATA
drives. It *will* speed up the backups, and recoveries, should you need
them.

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