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European Unix Platform (EUP): Backup architectures in the modern data center

Dec 23, 2000, 14:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmond Van As)

"Most companies see an explosive growth in the amount of data that they have to process and store. This fact given, it's usually necessary to take a closer look to how backups are done and how the methods of backing up data can/must be expanded or changed. To come to the right decision on what backup method(s) to use, there first must be a good understanding of what methods there are and what benefits and disadvantages these methods have."

"There are a wide variety of backup/restore software packages available on the market today. A lot of these packages support a broad range of soft- and hardware platforms. There are already a number of packages designed for the Linux community too. A small selection of backup/restore software packages:

Veritas NetBackup
Legato Networker
BRU from EST (Linux)
Arkeia from Knox (Linux)
HP Omniback
The decision on what software to choose should be based on the needs of your environment, personal preferences (evaluate that stuff!) and, as always, budgetary limitations (or absolute freedom)."

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