[K12OSN] Amanda Backup

Mark Sarria mes4294 at lausd.k12.ca.us
Mon May 8 17:34:47 UTC 2006

I am trying to install BackUpPC using the apt-get install command. I am
getting errors

Failed to Fetch Mirror file List:

Any suggestions?

Mark Sarria
Sylmar High School
(818) 367-0299
-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mikesell [mailto:les at futuresource.com] 
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 9:50 AM
To: mes4294 at lausd.k12.ca.us; Support list for opensource software in
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Amanda Backup

On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 11:12, Mark Sarria wrote:
> Does anyone have a working Amanda configuration to backup to disk instead
> tape?

If you define a tape and just don't make it available, amanda will
leave the backups in your holding disk space and it knows how to
restore from there. They have recently added a cleaner way to do
it, but if you are only going to use disk storage I'd recommend
backuppc instead of amanda.  It uses compression and duplicate
pooling to get about 10x more than you would expect on a disk.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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