[CentOS] Backup server

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 15:57:16 UTC 2010

On 1/13/2010 9:08 AM, Gabriel Rosca wrote:
> My google searches would have me believe that Amanda is the more popular
> choice for backup on linux. On this list it seems Backuppc is. Strange...
> ;-)

Amanda is good for tape, and has a nice feature of being able to 
estimate the sizes of full and incremental runs ahead of time and make 
adjustments to make them all fit on the available tape. It can save to 
disk but doesn't do any pooling.  Backuppc is mostly designed for online 
backups.  It can archive tar images out to tape but it's an afterthought 
and not great at it.   Both are pretty much 'set up and forget' programs 
although with amanda you do have to swap the tape every day.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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