System backup applications (again)
ebuford at uvm.edu
Mon Mar 28 20:17:14 CST 2005
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 16:20:56 -0600
> From: "Pottinger, Hardy J." <PottingerHJ at umsystem.edu>
> 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. :-)
I'm curious to know why you are down on Amanda. I've
had it working here for about 6 months with a PV132T
(LTO) library and a half TB of data. I've got plenty of
capacity to expand the config to backup some of my
workstation clients if I want.
Amanda is free and it writes tapes readable with native
Linux commands (my old ArcServe and Networker tapes are
useless, AFAIK, now that I no longer have the apps that
Are your disappointments with "what it can do" related to
lack of GUI or advanced features, or am I missing something?
University of Vermont
> 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
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