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stsvatos 01-13-2009 08:57 AM

Network Backups to a Terrabyte Tape drive
 
We have a mix of Windows and Linux Servers, and we are looking for a new backup program.

Currently we are using BackUp Exec 10d.

I would like some input on what you use, Free or Licensed.


Thanks in advance.

TB0ne 01-13-2009 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stsvatos (Post 3407076)
We have a mix of Windows and Linux Servers, and we are looking for a new backup program.

Currently we are using BackUp Exec 10d.

I would like some input on what you use, Free or Licensed.

Take a look at Backula or Arkeia, but they may be Linux-centric, and not handle your Windows systems.

chrism01 01-13-2009 07:56 PM

Amanda will handle both types.

choogendyk 01-15-2009 08:27 PM

I would go with Amanda for a variety of reasons. Run down through the bookmarks here http://www.linuxquestions.org/bookmarks/tags/backup. There are several for Amanda. Check out "Ten Things I Like About Amanda".

I have a few installations with tape libraries that hold 16 AIT5 tapes and either one or two drives (that's a total of 6.4TB native and whatever the vendor claims for compressed). I run a 6 week rotation of tapes and periodic archives, so I do have to shuffle tapes occasionally. What I like most about Amanda is that it just works. Amanda's intelligent planner smooths out system and network loads and tape usage over the span of the dump cycle (one week for me), and Amanda takes into account and recovers from a variety of error situations that might stop other programs.

There has also been a steady surge of high quality development work going into Amanda over the last couple of years.


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