[oclug]Free network backup software?
Brenda J. Butler
bjb at achilles.net
Thu Oct 17 07:27:41 EDT 2002
On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 08:18:11PM -0400, Gregory Gee wrote:
> I there any free software that can do network backups similar
> to Veritas NetBackup, Dantz Retrospect
> and Arkeia Network Backup (http://www.arkeia.com/arkeiafree.html).
> It looks like Arkeia is close to what I need being free for 3 systems.
> But this can only backup to a SCSI tape. I actually want to use large
> hard drives as the place to store the backups.
> What I am looking for:
> - free
> - client for Linux and Windows (more platforms would be nice)
> - server on Linux
> - client can control what's included and excluded in backup
> So far so good with Arkeia,
> - backup to hard drive
Have a look at amanda
It doesn't have a client for Windows, but you can use samba
to make the windows disks available to a linux machine and
do the backups on the linux machine.
Amanda normally expects to back up to tape, but I guess you
could get it to back up to hard drive with a little fiddling.
It already uses a "holding disk" if one is available, all you
have to do is stop right there instead of continuing to
flush to tape.
Unfortunately I don't know any of the backup software you
name at the top of your email, so I can't "compare and contrast".
I am giving a talk on amanda at the next oclug meeting.
bjb at achilles dot net
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