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Old 05-23-2001, 01:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone out there have any experience with server backup software?

We have one server on our network that needs some type of regular backup schedule and I'm looking for some suggestions on what to implement.

It's a RH7.1 server and I'll need to backup some MySQL data as well as user home directories. Not a huge amount of data at the moment but I expect it to increase in the future.

Any suggestions on what I should use in terms of hardware/software for backing up this server?
 
Old 05-23-2001, 02:02 PM   #2
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You could try amanda.

http://www.amanda.org
 
Old 05-23-2001, 02:28 PM   #3
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I think I'd like something a little more user-friendly... text-based command-line interfaces can become really annoying if there are a lot of things to keep track of.

I'm looking for something that will run on a RedHat 7.1 server and will backup files from that server to a tape or zip drive. (We just dont have the resources to set up a dedicated backup server.)

I found a software package called Arkeia, but I was looking for some other suggestions from people actually using backup software now.
 
Old 05-24-2001, 09:33 AM   #4
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I think I'd like something a little more user-friendly... text-based command-line interfaces can become really annoying if there are a lot of things to keep track of.

I'm looking for something that will run on a RedHat 7.1 server and will backup files from that server to a tape or zip drive. (We just dont have the resources to set up a dedicated backup server.)

I found a software package called Arkeia, but I was looking for some other suggestions from people actually using backup software now.
I have had good results with taper and mkCDrec. taper is mainly a sophisticated frontend to tar/gzip, while mkCDrec is really great for creating bare-metal-restore CD copies of a server (you boot the first CD and you have all the admin tools to restore the services AND data without having to reinstall the OS first - saves loads of time!).
 
Old 05-24-2001, 07:13 PM   #5
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How about some commercial solution as netbackup. I have used this for a long time on an enterprise level and it's a leader in the market. Can be installed on master server and will backup it self to a disk or tape drive or can run on it's own server then will backup other clients of all kinds thru the network. Setup is very easy and maintanace is minimum. the only down side is it may be a little pricey for you. If money is not an object then this is the one you are looking for. It runs on Linux/Unix and also Windows servers. check out their web site http://www.veritas.com
 
  


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