Originally Posted by lionking_x
has anyone used Veritas NetBackup with Linux servers ??? What are the disadvantages of using Veritas with Linux other then the cost factor ??
It is already being used for some of the windows servers here ,
I am researching bacula also. I might have to be wary that there are only a couple of unix savvy people in the org and if we choose something which needs a lot of unix skills , then it might not work for us.
One of the advantages of using Veritas Netbackup is support as it's commercial. I'd say your probably in a position where your in a corporate environment and having commercial support is a plus. Trying to make some homegrown brew backup solution is time consuming on your part and if shit hits the fan, it's your arse.
I being a Netbackup administrator currently, I'd recommend it or possibly Tivoli. If you don't want commerical support, Bacula is probably a good step to take.
Picking Netbackup or Tivoli, even the non-unix poeple are able to use it by using the Admin interface that runs in Linux and Windows. A majority of the time, you don't even have to touch the command line unless it's a last resort for those that might need access and don't know Unix. The same can go for most other commerical backup solutions.