Originally Posted by Kahless
Amanda comes to mind as doing exactly what you need, but I have never used it and dont know if it is still supported.
umm, support is stronger than ever. There is an extensive community of Amanda users supporting one another through the mailing list and wiki. Zmanda provides commercial enterprise support and employs programmers to drive the development. There have been several releases in the last year or two, and the most recent, just this month, is a significant rewrite of important components to make them more accessible.
Check the links here http://www.linuxquestions.org/bookmarks/tags/backup
, there are several for Amanda.
Recently, with Sun's acquisition of MySQL AB, Zmanda became a global partner with Sun. This was most likely driven by Zmanda's development of ZRM (Zmanda Recovery Manager) for MySQL, which is one of the best backup tools for any database (and open source). So Sun is providing global corporate support for ZRM for MySQL along with MySQL; which, of course, helps Zmanda and Amanda.