Re: Backup & Restore
- From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 19:24:12 +0100
On Aug 30, 7:00 am, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nka...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:1PW wrote:
Amanda is one of the most popular tools: it's built into every major Linux
distribution, it's flexible, it's powerful, and it's simple in the tools it
uses. And you can *ALWAYS* read the tapes later, because it's using GNU-tar as
it's basic tape-writing tool. It's good freeware, and if you want commercial
support and accountability for it, you can contact zmanda.com for it.-
Won't Amanda gonna have the same limitations as 'dump' and 'dd'?
Nope. See above: Amanda mostly uses GNU-tar, which talks to the file system seen by the user, not to the raw disk. You still have the issue of getting accurate dumps of databases, which needs to be an 'atomic' operation. But that's what user-land tools that dump databases or snapshot them are for.