[CentOS] Backup Redux

Thu Dec 8 15:55:53 UTC 2011
Philippe Naudin <philippe.naudin at supagro.inra.fr>

Le jeu 08 déc 2011 09:43:21 CET, Les Mikesell a écrit:

> 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.

In this last scenario, dar (http://dar.linux.free.fr/doc/Features.html)
works just fine and don't need any remote agent. It is also at least as
fast as Bacula at restore time, provided the "catalogue" is ready.

Philippe Naudin
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