Re: Fedora based Backup system

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Tony Molloy wrote:
On Tuesday 30 September 2008 15:58:04 Seann Clark wrote:

    I have played with various backup programs and tools over the years
that are free with Linux (namely Amanda)  and I am wondering if there is
a good, multi O/s tool that is out there, that would support various
Unix's (I know Amanda does that) and windows systems. My other question
is what would be the best backup plan to use? Hard drives? Tapes? DVD's?
(Bluray are great @25GB, but suck at US$259 for a 20 pack of them.)

    Right now I am using G4L on all my Windows systems, and Amanda on my
*nix platforms, and have had mixed results. When my windows systems are
running it can be hit or miss that it gets anywhere with the
creation/moving of the image over to the storage system (Which is RAID5,
and needs a better backup plan for its 2.8TB+ of total storage) and I am
polling the list to get ideas on a better solution that is
free/inexpensive for a SOHO setup. I know hard drives in external
enclosures is a good bet for some applications (I think of
laptop/desktop backups with that solution) but any better/different
suggestion would be appreciated

Thanks in advance,
Personally I use BackupPC to back up Linux/Mac servers and Linux/Windows
desktops/laptops. It is primarly for online ( disk ) backups but has an
archive function as well.
There are Fedora rpms for it available in th Everything repo and the source is
available on sourceforge < > I tend to use
the source as it's easy to set up and allows me to configure the backup
directories as I like.

We also use BackupPC at work for corporate backups. It works great.

Robin Laing

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