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Old 10-10-2002, 04:25 PM   #1
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Backup software


howdy all,

We (.edu) have a backup server running RH7.3 with 4 Seagate Model STT8000N drives hanging on a Adaptec AIC7XXX card using Travan 8GB Imagion tapes.

I have searched and searched for (free) backup software that can span our 4 drives. I presently use Arkeia on our mail server, but KNOX has about as much drive/tape support as my underware. Taper 6.9b-3 is nice when spanning with one drive, but I don't know if/how to use 4 drives.

Tar and cipo just won't cut it. I want to keep my dir tree on the same tape or in the same archive to speed/ease recovery in the unfortunate case when it's needed. Right now, /home needs 2 tapes and other mounts are comming close.

BRU is perfect, but for the price I would rather do a PO for a couple 160GB IDE HD's and backup to them...yes, I/we are really cheap...tight budget at this univ.

So, anyone know of a backup solution? I'd really appreciate any pointers.

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Old 10-11-2002, 09:43 AM   #2
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Amanda

I've found some free software called Amanda. Looks like it will do everything I need.

Anyone used this before and know something that may help?
 
Old 10-11-2002, 10:33 AM   #3
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I tried it and went back to Arkeia because it was so much easier to use. Arkeia supports just about every drive and tape. I don't know why you're having problems with it. You probably just need to pick a compatable tape drive.
I have a DLT by HP which isn't listed but is the same as Quantum dlt2000 which is the same as Compaq, etc, etc.
It works like a gem.
 
Old 10-11-2002, 11:37 AM   #4
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I'll try guessing/surfing for what the equiv tape/drive would be for Arkeia.

By chance do you have a combo guess for me.

tape=travan 8GB/4GB
drive=Seagate STT8000N

I'll surf and see what I can figure out.

thanks for the input.
 
Old 10-11-2002, 11:56 AM   #5
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Got it to work

I set the drives to STD_QIC as well as the tapes. It's spanning just like I want it too.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 10-11-2002, 12:25 PM   #6
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I searched Arkeia and found users of this drive have used:

Tandberg SLR 5
Standard QIC-4GB
 
Old 01-05-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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I was just doing a search for Arkeia on the web and found that their web site is either down or no longer available. On freshmeat.net, their site is listed as http://www.arkeia.com/. Do they have a different site or have they gone the way of the dinosaur?
 
Old 01-13-2003, 06:10 PM   #8
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Just wanted to let everyone know that the Arkeia site is working. It can also be found at http://www.knox-software.com
 
  


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