[clug-talk] anyone have experience with Bacula?

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Mon Nov 22 10:26:46 PST 2004

I use backuppc to backup a variety of windows, linux, and BSD boxes.  It has a 
web gui but all of the configuration is done inside of text files.  This is 
however, a disk based backup utility.  I used to write its backups to tape 
but with the cost of HDs these days, I now just use rsync to keep the backup 
server's backup current.

My second choice is amanda, which is a tape based solution.  It can backup 
unix hosts and windows machines via samba.

My first choice is backuppc because I can recover data more quickly and in a 
more flexible manner (it has the added ability to generate zip and tar 
archives which can be downloaded via the web gui).  

Both packages can be found at sourceforge  but here are their urls:


On November 22, 2004 11:03, Chris Lobkowicz wrote:
> I am trying to set this up, and it seems to be quite the pain in the
> posterior.
> Or does anyone have any recommendations for backups?
> My only requirement is that I can span volumes or tapes, and it needs
> to be cross platform capable. I need to backup windoze boxen as well.
> I have a central "Backup Server" that has the uber scsi card, and an
> LTO2 200/400 Gb drive attached to it. I need to be able to backup three
> windows servers, and a couple of linux machines.
> Any thoughts/recommendations?
> I currently use Veritas' NTBackup, and NetBackup for us is waaaay too
> expensive. If we went to some sort of backup library, fine, we would
> have to get some uber software. Otherwise I am trying to keep costs
> minimal.
> Cheers
> Chris

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