[CentOS] Backing up CentOS

Tue Apr 18 12:23:36 UTC 2006
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:21:04AM -0500, Chris Peikert enlightened us:
> Can anyone suggest a good open source/free backup software that works on
> CentOS?  I was reading through the manuals on how to back things up and it
> said do 1 of 2 things. Buy a 3rd party software packages or make one from
> source. Well I have no clue how to do the 2nd option and I don't want to
> spend any money so I figured I would as you gurus. BTW I am newb so easier
> the software the better. Thanks.

What, and how much, are you trying to back up? What storage device will you
be backing up to (tape, dvd, disk)?

There are several projects out there: amanda (my personal favorite), bacula,
backuppc, and I'm sure a few others. More details on your expected usage can
help folks point you in the better direction.


Matt Hyclak
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Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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