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24 slot LTO3 tape autoloader. Amanda, Bacula, or ??

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I'm doing a little development with an Overland ArcVault 24 slot LTO3 autoloader and an HP DL380 server with SuSE 10.1 installed on it. I'm looking at the capabilities of various FOSS backup solutions in respect to their ability to work with autoloaders. Having used commercial backup solutions in the past I'm used to being able to "partition" autoloaders, essentially creating a software JBOD (perhaps a JBOT?) of several tapes, abstracted by the backup software.

Has anyone got any experience of running Amanda, Bacula, or anything else in this manner? Obviously I know that both the packages mentioned can run with autoloaders, but I'm ideally looking for something I don't have to spend hours writing scripts to manually load/change/eject tapes. Something which I can say "dump this 1TB of data onto this partition of 3 tapes, changing them automatically for the next one as they fill up". As mentioned, I know there are numerous commercial packages which will do this, and I've used them for a few years; more interested to see if the FOSS alternatives are capable of this kind of functionality yet.

Not currently bothered about backing up trustees, extended attributes or anything like that. Just raw file backup.
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Hi,

I'm a 7+ years Legato Networker administrator myself. (just to give you some idea of my experiance...)

Here goes:

Amanda: works, once you set it up it will do the job. Not great autochanger support
Baccula: better, I'd go for this... (has got some nice reviews aswell...) Still not as smooth as the others...

Both of them are quite "manual" if you compare to Legato/TSM/Veritas NetBackup...

That's about it i guess...

Arkeia is a nice bup utility but not FOSS. (but a smaller pricetag) If you are looking for an "enterprise" solution Arkeia is an alternative...

Good luck

Jonas
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