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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
rsync 127 37.35%
tar 37 10.88%
Clonezilla 29 8.53%
AMANDA 51 15.00%
Bacula 11 3.24%
BackupPC 13 3.82%
dump 1 0.29%
DAR 0 0%
Time Vault 2 0.59%
Duplicity 7 2.06%
cpio 3 0.88%
rsnapshot 12 3.53%
rdiff-backup 5 1.47%
Areca-Backup 3 0.88%
partimage 4 1.18%
G4L 0 0%
FSArchiver 4 1.18%
Back In Time 10 2.94%
luckyBackup 21 6.18%
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:03 AM   #46
vaibhav2me
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Amanda is best solution for backup and Amanada enterprise makes the Backup Restore monitoring and reporting very easy.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:05 AM   #47
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Cool

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Originally Posted by kyung View Post
I prefer Thunderbird on Ubuntu
gee

Do you send all of your files via mail and administer backups with thunderbird? :-P
 
Old 02-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #48
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I use tar
 
Old 02-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #49
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I use luckybackup
That's why I made it after all !!
 
Old 02-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #50
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I prefer Thunderbird on Ubuntu
wut???

I hear that Internet Exploder is a great backup solution for ewbuntu too!

Man, there's always something that gets me rolling on the floor laughing, but this one takes the cake for todays obligatory giggle.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #51
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Thumbs up Amanda Enterprise is a cut above the rest!

Simple and easy to use. Has support for most operating systems so works very well in a heterogenous environment. The backups are always consistent. The technical staff are top notch.

Last edited by MeenaSequeira; 02-07-2012 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #52
Satyaveer Arya
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rsync always.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #53
bdoll
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Amanda.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #54
buan
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rsnapshot

rsnapshot.

I'm using rsync today though. Manually. Plus some scripts I've written.
I really should install and configure rsnapshot again. I really should.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 01:03 AM   #55
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I use dd, I guess it is not on the list
 
Old 02-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #56
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I use rsync and amanda. Rsync is nice when I have lots of extra disk space.
Amanda is nice for running a tape drive.

We have 500Tbytes of data and do not have bandwidth to run full backups of all these data.
Rsync is used to capture only the changes.

Caution: when using rsync with the --delete function, be sure there is good data in the source directories.
I was burned badly when a cron job kicked of a rsync task with the --delete option and the
source was an empty diretory. All data in the target directory was be ERASED!

Still...my fault...rsync and AMANDA rock!
 
Old 02-10-2012, 03:29 AM   #57
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I was burned badly when a cron job kicked of a rsync task with the --delete option and the
source was an empty diretory. All data in the target directory was be ERASED!
Give luckybackup a try lhb.
It utilizes rsync and will never perform an empty dir transfer
 
Old 02-10-2012, 11:31 PM   #58
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Surprised to see such a large gap between Amanda and Baccula.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 07:09 AM   #59
choogendyk
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Amanda has a large user base. They don't make much noise, because it pretty much just works once it's set up. I have several Amanda servers working across several departments, and I just keep a casual eye on them, occasionally reviewing and checking backups. I once had a major tape drive failure that took a few days to resolve (hardware repair). I didn't have time to worry about Amanda. On its own, Amanda saw the tape drive failure, checked how much holding disk was available, and dropped back to incremental backups only, to conserve space. It sent me a report and continued working that way until the drive was back up. When the drive became available, Amanda saw it on its own, flushed all the incremental backups to the next tape, and proceeded to catch up with full backups. Pretty amazing and intelligent. I never had to touch it through the whole process.
 
  


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