[techtalk] RE: backup newbie

Brian Sweeney bsweeney at imagedog.com
Wed Nov 29 10:26:39 EST 2000

I don't know much about Arkeia, but a quick note: unless you're really
hard-up for tapes, or just have disgusting amounts of data to backup, I
would go with differentials instead of incrementals.  Who wants to have to
juggle 7 tapes if the server goes kaplowee on saturday and your full backups
happen on sunday? :(

But these are just comments from a somewhat inexperienced backup admin...

Brian J. Sweeney
Systems Admin, imagedog.com
email: bsweeney at imagedog.com

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From: Davida Schiff <dschiff at exobox.com>
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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 09:53:56 -0800
Subject: [techtalk] Back up Newbie


I need some help in the backup arena. Situation: we have several new Linux
servers running that I would like to back up. I have both a CD Writer and a
Tape Drive. I would like to do a complete back up of each server on a weekly
basis and daily incremental backups , so that if I wipe a server I can
totally restore it. Any pointers in the right direction would be
appreciated. I have the free version of Arkeia's back up SW.


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