[CentOS] Can anyone suggest a decent backup system?

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Thu Sep 16 05:10:56 EDT 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, Kevin Thorpe wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Kevin Thorpe <kevin at pibenchmark.com>
> Subject: [CentOS] Can anyone suggest a decent backup system?
>  Hi all,
> We have a bit of a problem with backups. We've been using bacula to tape
> and now trying to disk but it's a complete nightmare as regards tape
> management. The backup to file storage went ok for ages and now is stuck
> 'waiting for max storage jobs' which is odd as that's set to 20 and it's
> the only backup running. That's totally typical of bacula.
> Can anyone suggest a simple backup package for us? Essentially a single
> server, full backup to tape every day. We don't need tape management as
> we're fully capable of reading the written label on the tape ourselves.
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I've seen this on Fedora 12:

Name        : BackupPC
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 3.1.0
Release     : 13.fc12
Size        : 2.2 M
Repo        : installed
>From repo   : updates
Summary     : High-performance backup system
URL         : http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/
License     : GPLv2+
Description : BackupPC is a high-performance, 
enterprise-grade system for backing up
             : Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's 
disk. BackupPC is highly
             : configurable and easy to install and maintain.

Not sure if it would work with tape drives though, or if it 
comes with CentOS 5.x

Looks like it's written in perl.

Kind Regards,



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