Tape Jukebox

Chris Rodgers freebsd-users-uk at bulk.rodgers.org.uk
Mon Jun 19 17:03:36 BST 2006


Paul Robinson wrote:
  > I have seen autoloading tape robots work with FreeBSD fine, but...
> 
> ... I have never seen a 100% successful restore from backup. Tape  
> always seems to crap out on the restore side of things.
> 
> Can I suggest a cheap dedicated server with a load of bandwdith and a  
> copy of boxbackup instead?
> 
> http://www.fluffy.co.uk/boxbackup/

Whilst we're talking about disk-based backup, I would recommend Bacula 
(www.bacula.org). I've had this working for about six months now on a 
mixed Windows / *nix network and it seems to do a really good job. With 
the aid of a few scripts, one can do bare metal recovery on both platforms.

Chris.




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