[rescue] backup software

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 6 16:17:57 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 01:36 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> amanda ?
> Doesn't it write the tapes in tar format ?
> I've not used it... looked into it a few times, and there were some
> things I liked about the way it did things...
> Wonder how it compares to Bacula ?

   Amanda uses dump, not tar, though I think it can be configured to use 
GNU tar...GNU tar in particular because of its incremental backup 

   I've run Amanda in a very large installation (many hundreds of 
machines being backed up to a single 4GB DAT) with excellent results.  
In those days, though, a 4GB disk was considered pretty big, so the 
requirement for a holding disk wasn't that much of a big deal.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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