Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
> Amanda - no GUI....
Being able to use a backup utility well and with deterministic results
is good, but not quite as importantant as the same consideration applied
to the corresponding _restore_ utility. Being able to restore from
hardware failure, system compromise, or other catastrophic events tends
to involve using small media (recovery floppies, CDRs, or small
installations) to bootstrap the process, which tends to exclude X11,
which tends to make "GUIs" impractical. So, on the whole, I'd prefer my
backup utilities to not depend on a GUI.
Non-"GUI" encompasses ncurses, tk/tcl, and expect. If even the lowest
of tape monkeys can't contend with that, I'd dearly love to know why.
One does not pay tape admins to look at pretty pictures.
Info. on all known tape-backup solutions for Linux:
Open-source options are all mirrored in the same directory.
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