[Novalug] Amanda users?
mark at winksmith.com
Fri Apr 13 09:00:30 EDT 2007
amanda can write to disk w/o the usage of a changer (which can be
an expensive unit). a decent strategy (given cheap disk prices)
would be to do a couple of level-0 backups so you have some snapshots
of each day.
rsync does a good job for backups, but it doesn't protect for all
cases. if someone deletes a file, that deletion, unless detected
soon, gets deleted in the backup stream too.
raid is also another consideration. some raid systems give you
automatic backups of deleted files which is real cool too.
On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 09:52:22PM -0400, Nicholas Brenckle wrote:
> Does the SDLT have a changer? I have used Amanda going on 3+ years now, with
> a tape library and changer and I have to say it has performed just fine. The
> few problems I had were self inflicted (not watching to see when the drive
> needed cleaning, then letting it go MORE months and getting a tape STUCK in
> it) or not paying attention to the report that it can't back up server XYZ
> and then suddenly needing XYZs files. Oops. As I said, all self inflicted. I
> ran it for two years + on a single server with a VXA drive and we manually
> rotated the tape each day, but I hate doing that :-)
> The ONLY part of amanda I dont like is when doing offsite rotation. There
> are some ways around that by using mutlitple configs and stuff but I found
> it easiest just to let amanda do its own thing. If I want offsite rotation
> and fancier stuff, I use Arkeia.
> On 4/12/07, Ben Creitz <creitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >All, I am working on a backup solution involving multiple hosts (all
> >Solaris/SPARC now, will be all Linux/x86 eventually). Basically I
> >have a workstation + SDLT drive that will act as a backup "master",
> >and < 20 other hosts from which I will grab various files for backup.
> >It looks like a home-grown script would be feasible now, but would
> >quickly get out of hand. So I am considering Amanda. Just wanted to
> >take a quick survey on thoughts from people who use Amanda, or from
> >those of you use something similar. Thanks!
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