[CentOS] Bacula

Tue Aug 2 16:05:19 UTC 2005
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 10:56:54AM -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic enlightened us:
> Another question is about restores.  How easy/automated are they?  
> Amanda has a
> database of what file system is on what tape (and where on the tape).  And
> that's about it.  It has no idea of what files are actually contained 
> inthere,
> what versions of the file, or where inside the dump/tar are the files.  This
> makes restores a bit tedious and slow job, since 90% of time only single 
> file
> (or set of files) is needed from backup, not entire file system.

Apparently you've never looked at the amrecover program...

> I'm looking to something more like Veritas and Legato solution where backup
> server keeps tabs on the actuall files (what version, on which tape, and
> location on the tape).  Is it easy to browse for particular file that I 
> need to
> restore, and then simply have Bacula do the rest (load correct tape, rewind 
> it
> to where the file is stored and extract it)?
> The ability to tell backup system "I want server.mycorp.com's 
> /etc/foobar.conf
> from two months ago restored" and then simply sit back and relax while 
> backup
> server is doing all the job automatically in the background is priceless.  
> Is
> Bacula able to do that?

# amrecover -C Dailies
> sethost server.mycorp.com
> setdate 2005-06-02
> setdisk /
> cd etc
> add foobar.conf
> extract

Sit back and relax :-)

Of course, you have to have indexing enabled, etc, but amanda can most
certainly do it.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
(740) 593-1263
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