> 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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