Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amanda Backup Suite

I've been contemplating how I'm going to handle backups once my current office goes dark. I'll be moved to NJ at that point, and in the NJ office. The tape changer and backup server will have to be located there, along with a decent amount of disk storage. The hard part is always the logistics.

My current backup scheme is not ideal, at least in the way that it accomplishes the backups. The scripts sometimes fail, in many cases have been coded in haste, and are, in a word, kludgy.

By happenstance, Locutus at the IT Toolbox wrote today about Amanda, a commandline based full featured backup solution capable of being configured to do wonderful things.

Anyone have experience with this, or have another backup solution they know and love?