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Old 07-09-2008, 02:45 AM   #1
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Question Backup Solution for Sles environment - need scripts to migrate data

Hi There,

We have about 6 SLES/OES 10 servers in our environment, and I have been tasked to come up with a Backup Solution.

What I have come up with so far is :
I use mondoarchive to make iso's of the Servers once a month,

I use Simple Linux Backup (cron & tar) to make data backups everyday.

Now here is my problem (maybe its not so big of a problem as I think, but I'm fairly new with scripting)
I need to write a script to move all the data backups from all the servers to another SLES 10 box -- which I'm using as the backup server, connected with a tape library and must all be automated , how do I go about doing that ?

Thanks for the help in advance.
Old 07-09-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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Instead of spending your next month or year re-inventing the wheel, adopt an open source backup solution that has had top level programmers working on it for many years.

If I were in your situation, I would adopt Amanda. It will manage all that for you using native tools on your SLES servers, managing the tapes in your library, and staging all the backups for efficiency. You can find a number of links to it here There is a quickstart guide on the amanda wiki under user documentation --



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