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Re: Backing up whole system

On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 11:28 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 09 May 2009, GMS S wrote:
> >What is the best and easy way to backup whole fedora 10?
> >
> Since you picked two, best, easy, and cheap (as in free) being a given, amanda 
> installed from the tarball, NOT the rpms.  Easy might be relative though as 
> there is some setup and configuration to do before you assign it all to the 
> users crontab and forget it.  Trouble?  Subscribe to amanda-users amanda org 
> This is industrial grade stuff, used by some pretty big names.
I thoroughly disagree with this. The reason you use a package management
system is to have readily packaged software so that you don't have to
deal with all of the various issues created by installing from tarballs.

Amanda is packaged by Fedora and if Gene feels that the packages are
inadequate, he should be offering alternative packages for inclusion.

Amanda is a PITA to set up and get running but so is Bacula, which is
what I use these days. Any feature comprehensive backup program is a
PITA to set up. But there is no reason not to use rpm packaging for
either amanda or bacula.


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