[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 21:18:01 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 'Deploying' amanda is a matter of installing the rpm and editing a
>> couple of config files about the tape drive, tapes, targets, and
>> holding space.  And maybe some firewall tweaking - but nothing really
>> complicated.   You get a lot of coverage of 'real-world' problems
>> already built in that will be hard to match in a new program, but you
>> do have to think the way it does...
> Well then I guess thinking the way it does is what I was having issues
> with.
> I did have trouble wrapping my head around it.   And after a fair bit of
> googling (and if I'm not mistaken asking on this list) I really could find
> no examples of a configuration as simple as the one I was looking for.

I always thought that was why it had a woman's name.  You are better
off just letting her do things her own way.  It really does do a good
job of automating and tracking everything and is exceptionally good at
the case where you have one tape a day and you want to get at least an
incremental of every machine every night and a full at least within
the cycle where you start re-using tapes but preferably more often if
there is space.  It is probably adaptable to other scenarios but it
may not fit yours very well.  Once it is set up, all you have to do is
swap the tape sometime during the day. It takes so little attention I
let my setup run even after setting up backuppc until our last tape
drive died.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com