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Linux backup and recovery tools roundup

May 27, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"As cloud backups are becoming more popular, Linux backup vendors such as Zmanda are adding Linux cloud backup to their repertoires. In Zmanda's case, its Zmanda Enterprise backup product allows backing up to Amazon's S3 (Simple Storage Service) cloud from Linux devices.

"Linux data backup for virtual machines

"Similarly, Linux data backup products are offering support for virtual machines. This is a capability that has really exploded in the last couple of years as server virtualisation has taken off on all kinds of servers, including Linux servers. Although virtualized systems can be backed up using just about any backup system (including shell scripts if you are so inclined), there are specialized features of virtualized systems that respond best to software designed for virtualized backup."

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