[sclug] Bacula

Scott Rixon Scott at Green-Flag.com
Wed Dec 24 14:44:58 UTC 2008

Hi all...

A while back someone mentioned Bacula as a tape backup util. I made a
note and filed it in the 'to do when I have a while' pile.

Well I've had some time off work so I did battle with it on Ubuntu
today. Backing up to tape has been a nemesis for me, I spend my days
using and supporting BackupExec on Windows and also figured that it
can't be this tough. Using Tar direct to tape is too basic and Amanda
blew my mind so much I couldn't get it working..

Bacula is an odd beast. Not quite sure I like the fact the backup sets
are in the config files? But it's working and I have a little tool in
the Gnome tray that tells me it's running :) (If the tape noise wasn't a
give away)

Also setup a software mirror of 2 1TB drives this week.. It's all happy
days :)


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