anyone have recomendations on a backup solution using unix? (either Linux or
requirements would include:
interoperability.. big one. majority of client OS's would be NT, some
Novell, various commercial Unix.
Ability for client to dump to a file would be nice. (i'd like to make the
backup a 2 stage process... client -> storage space on server. server ->
tape. is this a good idea?)
Ability to circumvent NT's very annoying open file problem, where you can't
backup important files without kicking people off, or shuttind down
services. (good idea in theory, but i'd rather take my chances and have some
kind of backup of a file than none at all)
Related wish: ability to cleanly backup MS SQL online. ...sigh...
Ideally i'd like tools that are the equivalent of tar/dump for novell, NT.
So that onus is up to the client machines to make sure
ACL's/format/integrity of dumps is correct, and server can get on with
dumping disk to tape.
Alternative is shrink-wrap stuff, eg Veritas NetBackup seems good (but can
it work with BackupExec clients??),
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