[Samba] samba backup software

Gareth Davies gdavies at willowbrook.co.uk
Fri Mar 7 09:38:00 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Segeberg [mailto:rick.segeberg at waterford.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 4:24 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] samba backup software
> I'm curious to what people are using for backing up their samba servers.
> Here's are some specs to consider:
> - 1TB (yes, that's terabyte) of data
> - multiple servers backup to one tape drive connected to a server
> (preferably a linux system)
> - using an autoloader (in this case, an HP 1/9 LTO system)
> - need to be able to backup daily changes and/or changes since last full
> backup
> Currently I'm using Backup Exec from NetWare.  The *nix client has no
> support to do anything but a full.  The archive bit obviously won't work,
> and backing up based on date doesn't seem to work either (it still does a
> full).  I'm interested in finding a native linux solution since I don't
> a lot of point in having to use a Windows server with a *nix client when
> trying to get away from Windows.
> If you have suggestions or are using something you are happy with, please
> respond.  Currently, I'm evaluating Novastor's Novanet 8.5.  I know there
> are others that I can eval, I'm just interested in finding out what others
> are using and happy with.

I think you should try out Arkeia, it's a great peice of software, runs as a
server on a *nix machine and has heterogenous clients.

Gareth Davies
Willowbrook I.T.
Ext. 235

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