[rescue] backup software

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Mon Aug 4 15:35:30 CDT 2003

Michael A. Turner wrote:
> 	All,
> 	Can you guys throw me some names of backup software you use?
> Apparently someone has let the backup industry start smoking crack cause
> there prices are HIGH. I was mad at veritas for a $20K quote for software
> until I just got the quote from bakbone for $35K. This is plain silly. I
> only have about 30 windows servers, a solaris server, and a couple linux
> servers here. There pricing structure is so out of whack I cannot make heads
> or tails of it right this minute.
> 	So if anyone can point me in the direction of some software to look
> at I would apreaciate it. $1K per server is just not gonig to cut it,
> especially not for just the software.

We use tar.

That's for stuff that actually gets written to tape.  Everything
gets backed up to disk on a backup server, Important stuff
also gets copied to tape from there.  Periodically tapes
are sent off site (literally in case a plane lands on the building).
We are almost directly under a flight path for the airport
across the street.

Backing up to disk first is very fast, and makes finding files/restores
just as fast.


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