System backup applications (again)

Wesley T. Perdue wes at
Mon Mar 28 16:41:02 CST 2005

On 3/28/2005 2:20 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. wrote:

> Hi, I know this was covered in a thread a while back, but I wanted to
> get a fresh round of recommendations.
> Whatever we go with needs to drive a PV128T, with one SDLT220 drive. The
> list of contenders, gleaned from the last thread, is:
> HP Data Protector
> Yosemite TapeWare
> EMC Legato Networker
> IBM's Tivoli
> Arkeia and Amanda are not on the list. From what my admins are telling
> me, Amanda can't easily deal with the amount of data we're talking
> about. And, our tests of what it can do are pretty unimpressive. Oh, I'm
> also not interested in scripting up something to use mt and tar. :-)
> Our backup needs are about to get a lot simpler, and we really just need
> to be able to archive large amounts of data  (300GB) to tape on a
> quarterly basis. Regular backup is going to be relegated to a disk-based
> backup package, managed by another group.
> Based on my preliminary look-see this afternoon, I'm thinking TapeWare
> is our product.
> So, I'm looking for any other suggestions for applications. I'd also
> like to hear any comments on TapeWare specifically, and if anyone has
> experience with this tape library (128T), that would be cool to hear as
> well.
> Thanks!


Have you looked at Bacula?  I successfully back up 
~1.2 TB from ten servers (Linux and Solaris) to a PV132T (1xLTO2 drive) 
once per week.

I moved to it about a year ago from BRUPro and haven't looked back. 
It's excellent.

Wes Perdue
IT Manager, Greenfield Networks

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list