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26th June 2004, 02:55 PM
As everyone knows, we should regularly backup our systems. What programs to you use and what kind of setup. I am not doing anything fancy. I have about eight PCs to backup. Also, would I be able to use a harddrive instead of expensive tapes?
26th June 2004, 05:43 PM
I would recommend Amanda since it is a centralized solution therefore scalable.
Here's some info on Amanda
AMANDA (Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) is a backup system that allows the administrator of a LAN to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts to a single large capacity tape drive. AMANDA users native dump and/or GNU tar facilities and can back up a large number of workstations running multiple versions of Unix. Recent versions can also use SAMBA to back up Microsoft Windows 95/NT hosts.
here is the link to it's home page http://amanda.sourceforge.net/
and here is how to backup to hd instead of tape http://amanda.sourceforge.net/fom-serve/cache/191.html
Hope this helps :cool:
26th June 2004, 05:54 PM
I might get shoo-ed out of here, but if you got a Windows box on your network, I'd try Acronis True Image. It supports Ext2, Ext3, and Linux SWAP. I have 4 boxes on my network, FC2, RH7.2, XP, and Win2000, and this program does a great job of backing up my partitions. Each box has a full disk image of all other boxes on my network, all on their own hidden partitions. Works a peach. Recovery is a snap too. Saved my butt a couple times.
26th June 2004, 09:07 PM
thanks for the replies. the network is actually primarily Win PCs (I know, its tragic), but I want to use fedora as the backup server. I will probably try the amanda disk thing because it is already a part of fedora.
3rd July 2004, 12:56 AM
flexbackup is good too.
If you want a commercial one, I recommend BRU:
3rd July 2004, 07:12 PM
thanks, I'll check it out
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