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Re: OT: Re: backup systems for OpenBSD
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OT: Re: backup systems for OpenBSD
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 11:11:20 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoting Chris Hedemark (chris_(_at_)_yonderway_(_dot_)_com):
> On Friday, April 11, 2003, at 12:16 PM, Ian Prowell wrote:
> >If you have not closed on a piece of backup software one that is worth
> >at is Amanda. It is included in ports. I have used it for 3+ years
> >on OpenBSD,
> >Linux, and HP-UX with great results.
> Does Amanda still not handle libraries/multi-tape backups?
I used it with a 12 tape changer in 1994 or so and it was old
news then. Unix cli commands managed it, afair.
You have, of course, done
cd /usr/ports/sysutils/amanda;make extract
then gone done into the work area to persude their docs.
And Evi Nemeth (et al)'s book System Admin handbook used
to have a blurb on AMANDA; likely still does.
Lets me back up from multiple machines to multiple
machines with tapes. Uses unix commands to do the backup
(dump, tar, $YourHomemadeProgram, whatever).
What was really nice then was that I managed to justify getting
a HUGE 2 GB disk (for the time) so that I could haul the data
across the net to a spool disk and THEN move it to tape, limiting
the time it took that I wanted, say, a database frozen for backup.
Try it, it tastes good.
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