[clug] Tape backups

Jsparksaa at cs.com Jsparksaa at cs.com
Fri Feb 1 04:40:12 GMT 2008


  I have used Microlite BackupEdge for many years on AIX / RS-6000 & DLT tape drive.  My archives do not currently span volumes.  Edge supports tape changers. I backup and verify 13 GB in less than an hour.  When I upgraged a license that was more than 5 years old, it cost about $100 US and that was about 4 years ago.



"Alastair D'Silva" <alastair at newmillennium.net.au> wrote:

>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?
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