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LinuxWorld.com: Getting started with Arkeia

Dec 07, 2001, 17:56 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"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 version.

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.)"

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