[Ilugc] Backup options?
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 13:13:31 IST 2008
On 06:36:47 Dec 09, rajasekhar kuppa wrote:
> I am working in the same field so i may be able to help you, if you put
> your question a little more clear.
No, not looking for help. Only discussion.
> 1 ) Whya re you looking at traditional backup tols like amanda? do you have
> any tape backups in mind?
I was told that amanda can be used even when no tapes are involved. I
have never seen a tape drive in my life. ;)
And don't plan to use that right now.
> 2) how large are your backups ?
Now that you ask I should say that I want to backup every single file on
a daily basis for years. Also databases...
There are many servers on the network where these files live.
> 3) what is the purpose of your backup? restoration? DR? offsite?
Network backup of all servers.
> 4) Time frame of your backups?
What do you mean?
> 5) backup methodology? incremental? differential? or a point in time copy?
I want incremental backups, so I can go back in time.
I don't know what is meant by a differential backup.
Is that based on diff(1)?
Anyway I may not be able to respond as I am going out of town for a
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