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RE: backup

> Amanda sounds promising (everyone is recommending it). 

I'm afraid the reason everyone is recommending Amanda is because that's
all there is.

We used to use Amanda before we got a tape library and began backing up
all our servers into the library.  We have a heterogenous network
(Linux, Win2000 with Exchange, Oracle).  My experience with Amanda is
that it works pretty well if you are doing Unix clients only, but doing
a heterogenous network requires lots of scripting.  Plus Amanda doesn't
drive tape changers/libraries out of the box.  It needs some scripting
to do that as well.

I recall that Arkeia does offer some free versions of it's software,
it's now called Arkeia Light, and some information on it is here:

C. R. Oldham
Director of Technology

> asked a colleague 
> who's into backups (and who has been using Legato for years) 
> to investigate 
> Amanda and write a report comparing them.
> We should probably get the Debian web page changed.  A 
> commercial program has 
> to be a LOT better than DFSG free programs to deserve a 
> mention on our web 
> pages IMHO.
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