[CentOS] Backup server

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Jan 14 08:09:18 UTC 2010

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>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Of Les Mikesell
>Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:57 PM
>To: centos at centos.org
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Backup server
>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.

Aha! Online backups is what we use otherwise for Windows here. Seems like 
Backuppc is really the way to here. Thanks!

FWIW, we used tapes a handful of years back but it was just too much data to 
transfer, and there was no budget to get an eight-tape-robot, so we opted for 
an online homebrew hd-based solution. That has worked ever since. I'm very 
happy with that.
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