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AMANDA in Linux

Yong Shiuh Rong
Frequent Advisor

AMANDA in Linux

I am setting a backup with my Redhat Linux Advance Server. How am I going to backup a selected files and folders?
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Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: AMANDA in Linux

Well you have to install amanda first, make conf file and so on.

Then you have to create a disklist file, containing files to backup, in /etc/amanda/normal for normal backup.

But notice that Amanda is designed to backup full disks, not just files or folders.

If this is what you want to perform, I would suggest pax or, better, mondo.

Look at :
Amanda :
http://www.backupcentral.com/amanda.html

pax :
man pax !

mondo :
http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/docs/docs.html

Good luck

J
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Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: AMANDA in Linux

If you are looking for a low/no cost approach to backing up specific files and/or directories, the tar utility has always been reliable. Tar not only backs up files, it also does restorations, and can also list what files have been backed up.
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Yong Shiuh Rong
Frequent Advisor

Re: AMANDA in Linux

I tried tar command, the only concern is whether it will take up a long time to back up a large file, I haven't tried to back up a file more than a GB. Or is there anyway that I can create a script as to run tar command backup at certain time?


I will try to set the Amanda and at the mean while look at mondo. Thanks.
Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: AMANDA in Linux

You can use the cron utility to schedule the tar job at a specified hour. The amount of time
it takes to complete the tar job varies. I have done tar jobs on filesystems that are fifteen(15) gigabytes and have them finish in about three hours.

Depending on what version of Linux you have, you may have a variety of GUI-based utilities that will help schedule your backups.
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Jean-Pierre Denis
Valued Contributor

Re: AMANDA in Linux

Hi,

I know you were asking about amanda ... but you could look at ARKEIA.

We recently move from amanda to ARKEIA and it's very good .

Installation is also easier then amanda.

Thanks,
JP
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