[CentOS] was, Backups solution from WinDoze to linux, is, looking at bareos [SOLVED]

Sun Jul 19 16:04:49 UTC 2015
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/16/2015 04:25 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I see that bareos is, actually, the descendent of bacula. I've been
>> looking at some of the documentation, and searching, but one thing I'd
>> like to find out, before I try to implement it, and that I haven't found
>> yet: am I going to have to play games, to get it to back up to online
>> storage, as opposed to tape? (I suppose I'm thinking tar, here, as "no
>> games".) Is there some default setup for this scenario?
> Never mind. More googling found it.
> Anyone know if this will ever make it into one of the std. repos, or is
> there a lawsuit ongoing, or....?

There is not an ongoing lawsuit the best I can tell (there is a settled
confidential one) .. BUT .. there is also nothing wrong with bacula
charging for a license, especially in an enterprise environment (as long
as they are playing nicely with all open source licenses, etc).  I would
therefore not necessarily expect to see a change in RHEL with respect to
this issue.  At least not specifically because of $$$ for licenses.

I have no inside information of any kind .. but going on the rules for
EPEL (ie, not interfering with RHEL packages) and not necessarily seeing
a problem for RHEL (at least RHEL 7) from a licensing perspective, I
personally would expect that bareos MIGHT replace bacula at some point
in future versions of Fedora and then that MIGHT be rolled into RHEL 8
and then make it into CentOS as part of that version.

Again, I have no direct knowledge, but that would be my expectation.

Johnny Hughes

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