[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 and Bacula

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 17:59:55 UTC 2008

Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2008, Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
>> IMHO, if you still use tapes, forget the past and move to the future 
>> of disk-based backups, and adopt Backuppc as your tool.
> There are trade-offs here. Tapes are generally regarded as having a 
> longer shelf life than disks, and they're less susceptible to physical 
> damage during transport -- both important if off-site backups are part 
> of your strategy.

On the other hand, given bandwidth suitable for keeping up with changes 
via rsync, backuppc is perfectly capable of maintaining offsite backups 
over a vpn without transporting anything.  And for life span you can use 
raid mirrors and replace a drive every couple of years.  Also, backuppc 
can generate a tar imaage that you can write to other media for archival 
storage and the ability to restore without the application running - it 
isn't particularly handy but it is possible.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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