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Old 10-13-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Backup Solutions for Linux Servers


Folks,

We have a group of 70 linux hp servers, rackmounts in raid 1 to raid 5 . These are database and application servers which run db2/informix/websphere/tomcat etc. We are researching for a complete backup solution which is easily manageable from a central console, and is fast and reliable.

I was wondering if you folks have any suggestion regarding this. I could not find a clear backup strategy from anywhere in the internet. We have been looking at amanda, mondo etc.

Thanks for all inputs.
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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amanda is the standard in linux backup, but personally I just use bash scripts and cron jobs involving tar, smbtar, and mt
 
Old 10-13-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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how about Veritas NetBackup ??

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.

thanks
spk
 
Old 12-14-2005, 04:30 AM   #5
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I think Acronis kicks butt. Give it a look, might be just what you are looking for...
 
Old 12-14-2005, 06:23 AM   #6
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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.

thanks
spk
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.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 02:58 PM   #7
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Amanda 2.5

Take a look at Amanda 2.5. Lots of security and scalability features have been
added for disk backups.
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Old 03-26-2006, 08:35 PM   #8
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net backup is mucha mula
 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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I agree NetBackup is much mula :-) You can use Amanda 2.5 for free
 
  


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