I'm currently building an Amanda server to backup 16 hosts (the OS's:
Win2k, FBSD 5.0, OBSD 2.9-3.5, RH 8.0) which amounts to approximately
180gb of data. For backup medium, my current plan is to use 3 Dell
110T 40/80gb dlt tape drives. This is my first experience with Amanda,
and would like some input on how powerful the server should be to
handle the aformentioned workload.
After a considerable amount of research (google, Unix Backup and
Recovery, amanda.org, the amanda-users group :), etc), I've been
unable to find documentation on what kind of processor power is
necessary. I do intend to use software compression rather than
hardware compression, so I don't want to skimp on the processor.
Any input or personal experience would be greatly appreciated (links,
rtfm page x!, books)!
Thanks for the help