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Best backup software for Red had ?

Hi can anyone reccomend a fairly easy to use backup program for RED HAT ..I will be using external USB removable drives ( DELl  RD1000type )
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Pat Smyth
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0renCommented:
amanda and bacula
two fairly simple and good solutions
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0renCommented:
it depends on what you want to backup but for simple backups you can use rsync , tar or dump
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Pat SmythDirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks Oren

I shall investigate both ..I thought about scripting but I also need to address a bare metal restore  
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0renCommented:
i think it will be much better
just schedule it with crontab.

some simple examples

rsync -avz /dir/to/backup /backup/destination

will backup and update only newly changed files under /dir/to/backup ( first run will backup everything )

you can archive and compress it later with

tar cvfj backup.bz2 /backup/destination

you can do it all with pipes or in a script
very flexible.
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joolsCommented:
hint, don't use the "v" options, it slows the backup quite a lot.

tar is my old friend but you could if you like use a purchased product like BRU or Storix.
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0renCommented:
i think that when you run it from crontab and no console is involved the -v option does not affect speed but im not sure.
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tlkhorsesCommented:
Another you might look at is BackupPC. It allows you to backup the "server" it is on, you set the location the files go to.
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