From: Ruairi Newman (ilug at domain tech-mad.org)
Date: Mon 14 May 2001 - 11:33:56 IST
How much data are we talking about, and what's the backup schedule like? I
presume it's something along the lines of daily backup for all live data and
weekly backup of applications etc.?
While I was working for IBM I came across a number of IBMs own autoloaders
that work and are fully supported under Linux. The only thing is cost...
you'd need a big budget for some of these machines, and IBM support
contracts don't come cheap either.
You could also use a SUN autoloader, but these are also quite expensive and
it's nearly impossible to get any sort of decent support for them if you
aren't using them on SUN hardware with Solaris.
EMC will support all of their hardware on pretty much any OS as long as you
have the money to pay for it. These guys REALLY know the meaning of
quality, but you can forget about buying anything else for roughly the next
decade unless you've got a massive IT budget.
On the lower end of the market, Dell do SCSI autoloaders which I believe are
supported under Linux, and I think they come with a copy of Arcserve
including a Linux CD.
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