[CentOS] Can anyone suggest a decent backup system?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 14:02:25 EDT 2010

On 9/16/2010 12:52 PM, Alan Hodgson wrote:
> On September 16, 2010 10:49:04 am Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Agreed there.  Backuppc doesn't know much about tapes and nothing about
>> changers.  But for straight long-term archiving you could wrap a script
>> around BackupPC_tarCreate to save whatever you wanted off to tape.  And
>> you are on your own for restoring it, but it might be an advantage to
>> have a standard tar archive than something only a certain program knows
>> how to access.
> Amanda's dumps are standard tar archives and can be restored without Amanda.

Well, sort-of.  You have to know how to skip over the amanda label and 
header.  And how to find the right set of tapes.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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