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Re: [linux-392] Backup tool for Linux

From: Clyde G.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 3:22 PM
Hey Varun,

Of the two you mentioned here I'm familiar with Bacula.  Its a good
solution and works well.  I've only used it in a Linux only environment
but I believe there's a Windows client as well.  It requires a fair
amount of time to read through documentation and configure but its not
rocket science and farely easy once you've read through the doc.

However good, for a home network bacula may be overkill as its geared
towards larger environments and protecting servers rather than personal

Writing a script or a good home solution might work better.  I don't
know of any good open source home solutions so I'm also interested in
hearing what others have to say about this.


Varun Mehta wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm setting up a small NAS server at home with automated nightly
> backup of certain folders from my laptops to the NAS drives. Now I can
> either write a cron job for that, or use a market available solution,
> for them. I googled something and hit upon this page
> http://linux.abou...­
> Which gave me a huge list of softwares (I'm looking for free, GPL). Of
> which Amanda and Bacula were two promising ones, now my concern is
> what do you guys vote for and why? Just a small brief about my setup
> 2 Dual boot laptops --> Windows Vista & Ubuntu | Windows XP & Fedora.
> NAS Drive Western Digital 500GB.
> Amanda vs Bacula ( or anything else u suggest, should be able to
> backup from windows also), Via linux I can mount and run the app, but
> what when on windows alone...
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