[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Question for tape backup



1) DLT tape drive will help you
2) veritas netback is No 1

Mridul


On 6/1/06, Edson Noboru Yamada <enyamada gmail com> wrote:

Some points to consider:

a) A tape library can dramatically reduce your workload and chances of
errors.

b) Software: there are some good open source solutions (amanda, bacula).
Not
as good as Veritas netbackup, for example, but they´re work fine
(specially
for
a non large number of clients, as seems your case).

c) Disk backups have a quicker restore. They´re good for recent backup
images (that
are more likely to be restored).

hope this helps



On 6/1/06, Yasushi Okubo <yasushi cabm rutgers edu> wrote:
>
> Hi, experts
>
> I have a general question about a tape backup.   We have outsourced tape
> backup services outside our group, but it is getting time to do it by
> ourselves.
> So, I would like to seek advices/suggestions from experts on this issue
> before we start buying hardware and software.
>
> We have about 4TB of active files and directories to backup in our
> production machines, which include file servers, mirrors of desktop home
> dir/laptop home dir/external drives etc.
> We still use tape backup since we need to keep those data for more than
> 10 years.
> And we now consolidated those mirror locations to  three machines , each
> machine contains  over 1 TB  of mirrored files and directories.
> One of reasons that outside group is giving up our tape backup was the
> work load.  It seems that troubleshooting activities of
> hardware/software related issues around tape backup is killing them.
>
> Could you advise me your opinions about the following issues ?
>
> We are thinking to connect tape backup machine through scsi interface,
> but not sure about it yet.
>
> 1. hardware: recommended hardware/types of tape etc
> 2. software : recommended software [I only know akeia, but is it good
> enough ?]
> 3. backup strategy: we consolidated mirrored files onto three machines
> now, but was it a good idea since disk space to backup is quite large ?
> 4. workload : should I expect how many hours of work required every day
> or per month related to tape backup ?
> 5. are there any issues I should be aware of ?
> 6. any issues in installation/setup/maintenance related to recommended
> framework above?
>
>
> Thanks,
> yasushi
>
> --
> redhat-list mailing list
> unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request redhat com?subject=unsubscribe
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list
>

--
redhat-list mailing list
unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request redhat com?subject=unsubscribe
https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list




[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]