[lug] Backup system ideas

Dan Ferris dan at usrsbin.com
Thu May 19 13:51:05 MDT 2005

Another vote for rsync and disk drives.  Tape is my weapon of last resort.

Mike Stanczyk wrote:

>Since the suggestions every submitted were so great the last time
>(pdf creation), I'd like your suggestions and horror stories about
>backup systems.
>The problem:
>The NT4sp6 server's Travan tape drive is dying.  I've scavanged
>enough old hardware to build a backup machine.  The backup machine
>will run linux on an internal ide drive with an external scsi
>drive to host backup files.  If a spare scsi tape drive of mine
>checks out, that will go in as well.
>The software:
>Amanda and Backula are on my research list.  Other suggestions?
>Other sillyness:
>Windows XP, 2000, and 98 are around too.
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