Apologies, I somehow punched "send" before I was done with my previous
> 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 its software, it's
now called Arkeia Light, and some information on it is here:
C. R. Oldham
Director of Technology
- Re: backup
- From: Russell Coker <email@example.com>