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Re: debian-powerpc: nightly backup of G4 required



What good is a backup if you cannot recover the data after a crash?
That's what I had happen to me. Most backup systems store the database
info on the disk, and will very likely make it hard to restore the system.
I found a rescue disk that has the option to include tob (in your list)
and this is supposed to work with tar and afio style backups. I find this
a major plus. As an extra it does remote backups, full, differential and
incremental backups. Of course it is also a matter of personal taste.

Konstantinos Margaritis

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Brendan J Simon wrote:

> I need to backup our G4 server every night.  Our tape backup unit an
> internal scsi unit on a Win2000 based Dell server.  I have samba working
> on the G4 so I could make a backup file to the G4 itself and then I can
> configure the Win2000 backup software to copy that file.  Alternatively,
> the output file could be written directly to the Win2000 server.
> Any thoughts on which way to go.  My boss doesn't like the latter option
> but I think it is just for disk space reasons.
> 
> Aside from those issues, what are the best programs to use to back up
> the variaous partitions/filesystems.  The ones I know about are tar and
> dump.  "apt-cache search backup" reveils the following:
> 
> taper - Full-screen system backup utility.
> lg-issue29 - Issue 29 of the Linux Gazette.
> lg-issue47 - Issue 47 of the Linux Gazette.
> afbackup-client - Client-Server Backup System (Client side)
> kbackup - KBackup is a single host backup solution for various media
> afio - Archive file manipulation program.
> kbackup-multibuf - Multibuf extends kbackup for multivolumes.
> amanda-server - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
> (Server)
> afbackup - Client-Server Backup System (Server side)
> cpbk - An advanced copy and directory mirror program
> kbackup-doc - The documentation for KBackup
> buffer - Buffering/reblocking program for tape backups, printing, etc.
> bsmtpd - Batched SMTP mailer for sendmail or postfix
> mtx - controls tape autochangers
> tar - GNU tar
> dump - 4.4bsd dump and restore for ext2 filesystems
> tob - Small yet powerful program for tape oriented backups.
> floppybackup - Floppy backup using a diversity of floppy formats
> mirrordir - duplicate a directory by making a minimal set of changes
> palm-doctoolkit - E-text tools for PalmPilot users
> amanda-client - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
> (Client)
> casio - Backup utility for the CASIO diary.
> 
> Any recommendations of good and bad programs ??
> 
> Thanks,
> Brendan Simon.
> 
> 
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