[olug] Cost effective enterprise backup

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Tue Jan 29 05:03:26 UTC 2013

I am probably too rinky-dink to be of any help here, but for my limited 
needs (call it "cost effective voyager backup" or maybe "cost effective 
babylon 5 backup"), I'm big on "rsync" and "cp -l" commands.  Use 
"rsync" to create backups onto a backup server, then use "cp -l" on that 
backup server to make daily snapshots.  Since the "cp -l" is simply 
making hard links, successive backups of unchanged files take up 
virtually no space.

> Currently we are using avamar at cosentry to do backups. If you want to
> call it that, we want to fond something a little more user friendly and
> cost effective. I have been looking at acronis vmprotect for our VMware
> architecture (6 hosts) 50 some VMs. 40 some Linux servers, 5 windows
> servers. What is everyone out the in the corporate world using?  Avamar has
> issues of restoring to the same machine and 1gb during work hours.
> I plan on backing up to disk. And taking backup copies off site. I would
> love bare metal for physical machines, something avamar does not have.
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