If you're looking for something "serious" (I mean with incremental/differential/full backups, retension periods, pools, multi platform, tape/file/dvd support, ...) I highly suggest Bacula (http://www.bacula.org).
I use it successfully at work since two years (we used Amanda before) to backup 10+ machines (FreeBSD and Linux mainly) best regards, Julien On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 16:30 -0600, Martin McCormick wrote: > Several months ago, I started using dar to backup a > number of FreeBSD and Linux systems to one FreeBSD box. It > worked fine once one got the syntax of the remote commands > working, but then it all died when I moved it to a new > FreeBSD6.3 system. > > If I can't figure out what is wrong or whether it is > worth fixing, I am going to have to find some other archiver so > we can get good backups and trust them to be easily restored. > > What we plan to do is backup a bunch of Unix systems to > one FreeBSD box and then use a commercial package to back that > box up to an enterprise-wide system we use. The archiver we need > must be able to make 1 full backup of each system like tar and > then incrementals until we are ready for another full backup. > > Any suggestions as to what is best? Dar seemed to be > okay until the incrementals would hang each time with some error > messages about the format version being too high which is bogus > because we are using the same version for all the effected > systems. > > The archive files should use tar or some other common > storage method so we could unpack an archive from a Linux system > in to a FreeBSD directory or vice versa. > > Any backup packages using tar would be fine as long as > they can do incremental backups and use ssh as the transport. > > Any ideas are appreciated. > > Thank you. > > Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK > Systems Engineer > OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" -- Julien Cigar Belgian Biodiversity Platform http://www.biodiversity.be Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Campus de la Plaine CP 257 Bâtiment NO, Bureau 4 N4 115C (Niveau 4) Boulevard du Triomphe, entrée ULB 2 B-1050 Bruxelles Mail: jci...@ulb.ac.be @biobel: http://biobel.biodiversity.be/person/show/471 Tel : 02 650 57 52 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"