[CentOS] Backup Redux

Thu Dec 8 15:50:07 UTC 2011
Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com>

On Dec 8, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is my situation : we have pretty much all Sun hardware with a Sun
>> StorageTek SL24 tape unit backing it all up.  OSes are a combination of
>> RHEL and CentOS.  The software we are using is EMC
>>    NetWorker Management Console version 3.5.1.Build.269
>>    based on NetWorker version 7.5.1.Build.269
>> The pickle we are in right now is that this software is Java based, and
>> stops working at a very specific release of JRE (1.6.26 or something like
>> that).
> That sounds like something that can/should be fixed.
>> I am familiar with BackupPC and will look at the other recommendations
>> above.  I think that Bacula and Amanda are sort of the drop-in replacements
>> for what we have now so I'll look at them most closely.   But if I do have
>> to carry forward with our own backups I'd ideally like to get out of the
>> tape game - never liked tapes.
> If you want mostly-online backups with perhaps an occasional tar
> archive, it will be hard to beat backuppc because of it's storage
> pooling and ability to run over rsync or smb with no remote agents.
> For all-tape, I'd probably go with amanda because of its ability
> juggle the full/incremental mix automatically to fit the available
> tape size.  I haven't used bacula but it looks like it might be good
> if you want a mix of online and tape storage and can deal with the
> agent installs.
also - Bacula now has 'Enterprise' version with SLA and yes, Bacula can not only do tape and/or disk but can also migrate backup jobs (ie, disk to tape)