On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 10:24:38AM +0100, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Well I'm buying some backup software and wanna know whats the best one for
> linux/doze combo.
>> The requirements are
> Must be able to backup over NFS aswell as SMB/CIFS for clients, there are
> two linux servers, one client and two doze clients [required unfortunately
> due to poxy banking software shite]
>> It must be mega auto no-brainer for the clients. Situation, two laptop users
> with doze, they come into the office and automagically get backed up to the
> tapedrive. The software must be able to withstand missing PC's coz the last
> software was shite and if a network resource was missing, the entire backup
> didn't happen!
>> I'm thinking of arcserve, but they are crap at maintaining firmware/patch
> levels and so if you update/change a drive, suddenly you cannot backup
> anymore. However, this wont happen often and I am familiar with it.
Amanda - no GUI, not particularly easy to configure, but will backup any
Unix box, of course including Linux, and will backup Windows clients via SMB.
If OTOH you're happier with a GUI Arkeiea is quite good - a 2 client version
comes fre with SuSE (and maybe RH too ?) so you can try it out. For my
money, it'a messier to configure than Amanda but it has got lots of nice
pictures and AFAIK it has native 'doze clients.
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