On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 01:02:13PM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> >No concept of quotas.
> Usually not needed. You *want* to back up everything you marked for
No, you don't. You want to give everyone 10GB. If one machine goes
batshit, and needs 120GB, you don't want it screwing stuff up for everyone
else. Not something you want until you've been bitten, I suppose.
> >No concept of multi-user.
You give an account on the backup server to someone, with 10GB quota.
They can backup their server and desktops to that one account. Smashing.
Mostly useful in service provider area, of course.
> Ah. Well, yes, that's a consequence of the spool then send to tape
> model. Can you not set spool to nothing? No way around it?
Not that I know of. Niall ?
> That's cause they /are/ tarballs though. Amanda being deliberately
> designed to not care much which underlying archiver is used means you
> could invent your own, or just improve tar to maintain indices and
> amanda automatically would benefit, no?
Maybe. Bacula does it's own system - I do like that a tarball is a
tarball, but it's not efficient. I think I like robust more than
efficient, but it'd be cool if you had both...which an index tar would
> (though, Amanda does it keep its own indices for searches so you can
> find which tape holds what. But thats /before/ you restore. No idea
> how efficient that is.)
Well, I do know Niall O'Brion gave up & wrote his own search tool, which
is well handy.
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