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Old 08-27-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
sumitrai
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backup software


hi guysss........

i have been trying to install bacula on my network but havn't succeded yet.
plss suggest me some other open source backup software....
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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try amanda
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:20 AM   #3
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Do you use Ubuntu? You could have used the package manager to install bacula. It is available in Ubuntu Jaunty repositories. Even Amanda is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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You'll find links to a number of items in http://www.linuxquestions.org/bookmarks/tags/backup. What you choose should depend on the specifics of your installation and your backup needs. I presume since you were looking at Bacula, you are interested in network backup of a number of computers. For that, I would choose Amanda. Look through some of the bookmarks above and then work through the Amanda Quick Start on their wiki.

One things that is different about Amanda (and which I really like) is it's planner, which manages the backup cycle. Rather than telling Amanda you want full backups on weekends and incrementals through the week, you set up what things you want backed up, the length of your backup cycle, how many runs, and so on. Then Amanda manages when to do full and incremental backups. It intermixes them, with full backups of all the different entries distributed across the backup cycle. The result is that your usage of resources is smoothed out. You get an even distribution of tape usage over the backup cycle (say, a week), even demand on network and server resources over the week, etc. There's no huge peak followed by days of very little usage. It also automatically adapts as your disk usage changes.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 01:10 AM   #5
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Do you use Ubuntu? You could have used the package manager to install bacula. It is available in Ubuntu Jaunty repositories. Even Amanda is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software
ya i m using ubuntu.......n i hav alrdy tried amanda also...
 
Old 08-28-2009, 07:06 AM   #6
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Tell us a bit more about your backup needs. Then we might be able to give better advice. What is it that you are trying to back up? One personal computer? A network of computers? Home? Work? Volume of data? Backup to disk? To tape? Image backups? What are your objectives? What is your experience level?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:04 AM   #7
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Hi,

Try to keep your query in one post. The dupe does nobody any good.

I suggest that you use the next two links;
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #8
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If you are doing simple backups I would suggest using rsync as you can do a snapshot style backup which can be fast. If not you could always use tar command and just use a script that will

delete week 2
move week 1 to week 2
move ...

I think you get the idea. For a step ahead you can even have the script check of an existing file in that folder so that it doesn't perform the work if not needed.

Just a suggestion though. I have not used anything else for backups on linux machines so I can't really suggest anything else.
 
  


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