[clug] Tape backups

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Fri Feb 1 00:28:12 GMT 2008

Hi folks,

I am currently reviewing our tape backup system, and am looking for a
system that can do the following:

1. Span multiple tapes
2. Support compression/encryption program (preferably in parallel, we
have a lot of CPU cores available)
3. Compress/encrypt on a per-file basis (minimise data loss with bad
blocks on a tape)
4. Run in a reasonable amount of time

GNU tar is out, as it can't compress multi-tape archives.

We are currently evaluating afio, but are running into trouble with
excessively long backup times.

Any suggestions regarding backup software that suits our needs?

Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0423 762 819
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