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32BitsOnline: Arkeia 4.2 Backup for Linux [Review]

Dec 08, 1999, 07:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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"One of the jobs of every system administrator is to organize and perform backups. Whether the target is a single system or a whole network of servers, performing backups is a crucial function. Backup systems can be homegrown, freeware, or commercial software packages. Among the homegrown systems, tar and cpio are usually relied upon. With some operating systems, such as Solaris, Linux, and Free/OpenBSD, the operating system comes with another very useful program: dump (or in the case of Solaris, ufsdump). However, this still requires the system administrator to cobble together a backup system."

"In the freeware category, the strongest contender is AMANDA - the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver. This software requires care and consideration when organizing and installing. In the commercial software category, there are many products out on the market. These products range from large packages, such as Alexandria and Legato Networker, to smaller offerings, such as BRU and Arkeia."

"Arkeia is produced by Knox Software Inc, in Burlingame, California. The software can be downloaded across the web from Knox's site, http://www.knox-software.com/. There are two versions of the software: shareware and professional. The shareware version is designed to be downloaded by individuals for use in backing up one's own personal computer. The professional version is designed for those who need to back up anything from a single system to a whole network of servers."

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