Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 01:30 UTC
General Development Amanda developers released Amanda 2.6.0 today. This is a significant update to Amanda backup software with improvements in ease of installation and configuration, security, scalability and robustness. Amanda 2.6.0 is available for download (in both source and binary-package form) here. Update: Other interesting open source releases today: Inkscape 0.46, AbiWord 2.6.0 and Ardour 2.4.0.
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echo.ranger
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2007-01-17

I wouldn't exactly call tape antiquated. Its an old technology, yes, but still much cheaper than DVD or hard disk backups in most cases. You can get a 400/800 (compressed) gig LTO3 tape for about $40 these days, with an estimated life expectancy much greater than that of standard hard drives (30 years for most tape providers). LTO4 tapes go even higher. Combine that with a drive changer that can handle 30 or 60 tapes and you generally have enough backup storage to last a long while.

When you are doing enterprise backup work, there's nothing better than tape.

And on the other side of the coin, bacula supports using HDD and DVD volumes just like tape. I used disk volumes on a 5 TB SAN array for a while, until I moved back to tape because, frankly, tape was faster and more reliable for our needs. I'm currently backing-up over 100 individual systems and 2TB a month on a 30-slot fiber channel LTO3 changer with bacula.

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