Tape backup software recommendations
painethom at gmail.com
Mon May 30 14:22:29 UTC 2005
On 5/30/05, Gérard Milmeister <gemi at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> I am looking for backup software for DDS tapes. Apart from tar, star,
> cpio and their relatives I found taper (taper.sourceforge.net), which
> seems perfect for my needs (single system backup). However this software
> hasn't had an update for over 2 years, and since it uses a non-standard
> (i.e., non-tar, non-cpio) format for its backup, it is uncertain that
> backups will be retrievable in the mid to far future. Suggestions for
> current solutions similar to taper would be welcome.
I use arkeia. It spans tapes, and there is a free version for linux
users. If you just have a single drive with no library, you should be
good to go. You have to purchase a licence if you have a library with
a built in changer.
Their tech support assists in getting it running as well.
I liked amanda back when I could fit everything on one tape.
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