"This week I discuss my experiences with Arkeia backup
software, which is available in both fee and zero-cost licenses.
Arkeia backs-up heterogeneous systems on a network. The good news
for Linux users is Knox Software, the company behind Arkeia,
charges bupkis for personal and commercial use of its Linux
System backups are the lifeblood of disaster prevention, and are
often overlooked. I use the term "prevention" because both hardware
and software break. That is an unpleasant fact. However, a
"disaster" is achieved when systems are not in place to assist with
a speedy recovery. Thus, a good backup can be used as disaster
prevention. Disaster "recovery" is what happens when all systems
fail, including backup systems.
Initially, I evaluated the free version of Arkeia, which comes
with one Linux server (Arkeia server software) and two client
licenses. For more client licenses, Knox charges a fee starting at
$700. The packages were available in RPM format, so installation
was a problem-free process. (Red Hat, SuSE, and Mandrake users
should look on their installation CDs, as some versions of these
distributions include the software.)"