[CentOS] Backing up CentOS

Tue Apr 18 13:08:09 UTC 2006
Chris Peikert <c.peikert at co.matagorda.tx.us>

Well the idea is if I can get my CentOS box to communicate with my Windows
2003 network I was going to do a backup and put the backup file on a windows
box where I would have Backup Exec put it on Tape. One step at a time
though. I haven't tackled trying to get the CentOS and Windows to talk yet.
I have lots of reading to do on that subject yet. Thanks for the list of
backup software.

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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Matt Hyclak
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Backing up CentOS

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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