[SunHELP] looking for backup ideas
sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 6 14:20:36 CDT 2001
Try checking out http://www.backupcentral.com . They have a boatload of info
including info on AMANDA backup package which may be what you're looking for.
Edward Chase wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm looking for backup ideas. My current scheme is that each of my servers
> have a tape drive in it. A few of the less critical machines create a tar
> files of the important stuff and another machine collects the tar files via
> cron entries and perl scripts.
> Our department is now facing space issues, we need to add machines but
> don't have any new space to put them. We're now looking into replacing
> tower case machines with rackmounted 1U units, but those things don't come
> with tapedrives, at least none I've looked at so far.
> I currently have a mix of linux boxes and Solaris boxes.
> I'm eyeing the setup that our Novell administrator has here. He's got a
> few backup servers which go out and backup other servers each night. He's
> using ArcServe.
> I see that there is a linux version of ArcServe. I'm guessing that I could
> run a linux box w/ ArcServe on it to backup my other linux boxes, but what
> about my Sun boxes?
> Is there some product that runs on either Solaris or linux that can be used
> to backup other boxes? I'd like the "backup" server to run the show, not
> have the remote servers tar to the backup servers tape drive. I don't want
> to have to worry about having 2 machines trying to tar to the drive at the
> same time.
> Am I making sense?
> Edward F. Chase III | echase at providence.edu
> Providence College | http://www.providence.edu
> Computer Services | http://studentweb.providence.edu
> Providence, RI 02918 |
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