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Re: Backup solutions for Linux servers



tar works really well:
http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/tar/Incremental-Dumps.html

I've used amanda as well http://www.amanda.org/

for a bare metal type backup we just started playing with systemimager,
which is meant for deploying an OS, but can be used to do backups too:
http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.php/Main_Page



On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 1:14 PM, David Bear <David Bear asu edu> wrote:

> I don't think this hijacks the thread -- its part of the over all question,
> because a good backup solution is useless without a good restoration.
>
> This is my concern as well - we do a lot of rsycn'ing in addition to using
> Tivoli (TSM). TSM is centrally run and provides more of a disaster recovery
> option for us rather than a quick 'restore point' solution. I'm sure TSM
> could do that as well, but so far, we haven't worked through details of
> making that work with the guys that run TSM.
>
> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:33 AM, cliff here <c4ifford gmail com> wrote:
>
> > Not to hijack the thread from the OP, but I would be curious to see what
> > people are doing for a bare metal backups, since most of the actual data
> I
> > have are usually rsynced.
> >
> > On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Vincent Van der Kussen <
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> > > Do you need bare metal recovery or just the ability to restore files...
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> > > I've tried a program called mondo to make .iso snapshots of servers -
> > > however we had problems to get it to work with LVMs and I haven't
> > revisited
> > > it in a while.
> > >
> > > On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Bob Sauvage <bob sauvage gmx fr>
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> > > > Hi *,
> > > >
> > > > I would like to know what is your favorite solution to backup your
> > Linux
> > > > servers.
> > > >
> > > > Do you use rsnapshot ? Do you backup your data's on the cloud (via a
> > > SaaS)
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> > > > Bob !
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