[clug-talk] anyone have experience with Bacula?

Evan Brown evan at totaltrucking.com
Mon Nov 22 11:52:24 PST 2004


Chris Lobkowicz wrote:

> Thanks for all the suggestions!
> I would like to move away from Veritas, just personal preference - for 
> what any of their products cost, I personally think it is not worth it.
> Amanda doesnt span volumes/tapes.
> backuppc doesnt do tapes, and I have a few terabytes to backup in one 
> shot, so disk as a target isnt such a good option.
>
> Not to poopoo anyones suggestion, but I pretty much need an enterprise 
> level solution for soda pop price! ;-)
>
> Thanks!
> Chris
>
>
> On Nov 22, 2004, at 12:14, Sheridan Hawken wrote:
>
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>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> Have you looked at Veritas Backup Exec?  I believe it is a lower end of
>> the NetBackup software but nicer and easier to use.  You may be able to
>> get an upgrade at a good price.  It has linux, unix and windows clients.
>> ~ We use it with an LTO library but it handles a single drive as well.
>>
>> Sheridan
>>
>> 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
>> |
>>
>> - --
>> Sheridan Hawken  LPIC-1
>> Senior IT Specialist
>> Trema Laboratories Inc.
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Try mondorescue

We use it at work and it does a nice job plus its free. here's the link 
http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/

Evan Brown




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