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Old 06-18-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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Backup Server + Tape Library


Howdy,

I am currently backing up about 15 servers to a central disk array. I am using a combo of NFS and rsync to do this. I currently am not backing up my backup and would like to start. Unfortunately the person who was in this position before me made the decision to use a windows based software solution with the Dell ML6000 library (to backup all UNIX/Linux servers?). I am not a windows admin and personally know nothing about it...i want to move it to UNIX/Linux.

Do any of you have any experience with configurations such as this? I was looking at using AMANDA but thought I would ask here for opinions before striking out and killing the windows install and starting over.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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Take a read of this thread basically asking what type of backup to go with: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lution-647301/
 
Old 06-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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I hope you've had better luck with the DELL ML6000 than we did at my previous job. They had to come in and replace the robot mechanism more than once. I understand that the system is the same one that is rebranded by Sun and other vendors, but the selection of other components and the assembly can make a big difference.

I was in the same situation. The Windows guys pushed through the purchase and got their server designated as the backup server using Veritas NetBackup on Windows NT.

You should be able to find drivers for UNIX/Linux (either from DELL or from another company that sells a comparable library with the same basic components). Get it working with mt to handle the tape drive and mtx (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx) to interact with the robot. Then whatever you choose to use should connect through those.

I would dump Windows in a New York Minute. But then I'm not in your shoes and I don't have to deal with your colleagues and bosses. You'll have to make that call for yourself.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #4
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I hope you've had better luck with the DELL ML6000 than we did at my previous job. They had to come in and replace the robot mechanism more than once. I understand that the system is the same one that is rebranded by Sun and other vendors, but the selection of other components and the assembly can make a big difference.

I was in the same situation. The Windows guys pushed through the purchase and got their server designated as the backup server using Veritas NetBackup on Windows NT.

You should be able to find drivers for UNIX/Linux (either from DELL or from another company that sells a comparable library with the same basic components). Get it working with mt to handle the tape drive and mtx (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx) to interact with the robot. Then whatever you choose to use should connect through those.

I would dump Windows in a New York Minute. But then I'm not in your shoes and I don't have to deal with your colleagues and bosses. You'll have to make that call for yourself.
I have no one to deal with. It is totally my call as to what we use.
 
  


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