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Re: Bacula: backups that don't suck

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 158.234.64.173] on April 25, 2008 08:02 AM
We use a combination of BackupPC *and* Bacula.

We use BackupPC to suck the data from the workgroup's PCs onto the server, then use Bacula to back up the server (including the BackupPC store) to tape. This has the advantage that the backup solution doesn't require the client PCs to be on at particular times to match the backup schedule, whilst still making sure that the PCs are ultimately backed up to tape.

All-in-all I'm very impressed with Bacula. The user interface isn't as obvious as other solutions I've used (principally BackupEXEC), but if you're comfortable with the command-line and configuring Linux you'll have no trouble with it if you take a little time with the (excellent) documentation.

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