[lug] opinions on backup tools

Atkinson, Chip CAtkinson at Circadence.com
Fri Dec 29 08:54:14 MST 2000

I like and use BRU.  It's proven reliable and can be run from cron.  I
believe that taper is only interactive, which was why I stopped trying to
use it.  The version of BRU that I have requires NFS mounts to back up
remote machines, which may be a security hazard, but then again, you don't
have to have a special server on the remote machines either.  As I recall,
it wasn't too expensive and ran natively on Linux.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erick Bodine [mailto:erick at xpedite.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 12:28 PM
> Subject: [lug] opinions on backup tools
> I am currently in the process of implementing a tape backup 
> scheme for some parts of our R&D network.  I have the 
> hardware (Seagate Scorpion SCSI tape drive) already in place 
> on a Linux server.  I will be backing up that server as well 
> as 1-2 development
> servers that are on the network.  Does anyone out there have 
> any opinions ;-) on BRU vs. Arkeia vs. taper (I realize taper 
> is at the low end of the spectrum). Or any other tape backup 
> tools for Linux?  My big concerns are the ability to back up over the
> network and ease of restoration.  Price is not really an 
> object (though free is nice).  Another consideration is a 
> tool that could handle scaling up to an automated tape 
> library in the future.
> Any opinions, suggestions, experiences are appreciated.
> --Erick Bodine
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