On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
Since backups came up as the other side of protecting your data and
availability in the recent discusion on raid, I am interested in the
experiences of the sysadmins here with various tape technologies and
libraries with an eye toward choosing a replacement for our failed
I really like AIT tapes. Others here really like LTO. Qualstar makes good
libraries, as does Overland (?) if I recall.
At the same time we are moving from arkeia to amanda for managing
backups. Any words of wisdom from those who have used amanda?
Amanda is a little annoying to set up and configure, but once running, is
really cool and hard to screw up. :)
Unfortunately, the only drawback, last I looked, is that the filesystems
to be backed up have to be <= the capacity of a single tape, as amanda
can't handle tape spanning.
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