[Nelug] Backup over network. Which? What?
fopetsys at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 9 10:25:35 UTC 2006
Have some reading to do.
Will come back with my experiences when installed.
===> On 9 Oct 2006 at 10:21, Richard Mortimer wrote :-
> From: nelug-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk [mailto:nelug-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Peter Holmes
> Sent: 09 October 2006 09:26
> To: North East Linux User Group mailing list
> Subject: Re: [Nelug] Backup over network. Which? What?
> Thanks to all for all the input.
> The bottom line appears to be:
> Bacula - do I also need to install on the windoze machines?
> Yes, you install the file daemon on it. It is a simple installer. Just download from sourceforge and
> it'll set itself up.
> Needs SQL server also?
> Yes but you can choose from the following: mysql, postgresql and sqlite. I personally use sqlite
> but it isn't recommended if you have lots of data/files. You need plenty of space for the database
> (a gig or so) but it really is a good solution.
> Bacula got a GOOD write up in LINUX Format over a year ago: 9/10. Is SSL now incorporated?
> The new version that is in testing (1.39 beta IIRC) has it. The current stable version 1.38 doesn't
> (then again looking at the manual it may have it). As I remember the Beta version will also do data
> encryption on the client (file daemon) side so that only the client can decode the data from the
> client. If you need any of these and are in the mood to experiment then I know that they will
> appreciate feedback on the current Beta.
> Ubuntu server with RAID 2(?)
> Apache, (My)SQL, PHP ... resources, resources.
> All the information you need is in the manual
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/index.html (1.38 manual)
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/What_is_Bacula.html (A good overview of things)
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/System_Requirements.html(Tells you the requirements but it
> reads more like a compile time requirements than runtime).
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/Windows_Version_Bacula.html(The stuff for the windows
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/Bacula_TLS.html(TLS / SSL)
> http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/Dealing_with_Firewalls.html(Firewall settings)
> If you are feeling brave the dev/BETA version manual is at
> Note Beta is actually pretty stable - I've been using it in production for a month or so.
> TYA, Peter H.
> ===> On 8 Oct 2006 at 22:10, Richard Mortimer wrote :-
> > On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 13:22 +0100, Peter Holmes wrote:
> > > Need some input here. I have five PCs running both that-other-OS(?)
> > > and LINUX.
> > > Lately I have become concerned about data security.
> > > I have acquired a 2.4GHz Intel box with two 250GB HDDs and run it for
> > > a couple of months checking hardware is OK. It is intended as the
> > > network backup machine.
> > >
> > > Which backup software do you recommend? I did some digging and AMANDA
> > > seems to be about the best though do I want to spend a week setting it
> > > up? I also have some minor concerns about AMANDA's long term
> > > free-as-in-beer situation ... note the number of ads seen around the
> > > net on 'about.com', etc.
> > > There's also AFBACKUP, BACULA and MONDO plus a few more but support
> > > appears thin.
> > >
> > Bacula is the way to go! I've been using it for a few years and it works
> > great. The file daemon works on Linux, *nix and winslows. Indeed in the
> > latest beta version the whole lot works on winslows (not that I'd be
> > recommending it here).
> > Bacula will backup to tape, file (plus DVD support pretty much works in
> > Beta - I've been supplying lots of fixes to that in the past couple of
> > months).
> > The online manual is great and gives you pretty much all of the
> > information that you need to configure it.
> > Regards
> > Richard
> > --
> > Richard Mortimer <richm at oldelvet.org.uk>
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