[CentOS] Is Amanda "vaulting" what I need for archiving data?

Alan McKay alan.mckay at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 20:40:20 UTC 2012

> For one thing, I think you seriously need to look at backup up to offline
> hard drives, instead of tapes. Unless you really want/need to archive the
> tapes for seven years

Well, the scientists are talking longer than 7 years so HDs just are not
going to cut it

> We back up to backup servers, then, every couple of weeks, I run rsync
> backups (well, we have a locally-rolled system to run the rsync) onto
> offline drives - in our case, I swap large drives into an eSATA drive bay.
> When I'm done, they go in the fire safe.

That's what I'd prefer to do :-)

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