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Federal Computer Week: Backing up Linux

Apr 23, 2000, 15:09 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"As Linux continues to gain momentum in the application server arena, so does the need for robust utilities such as backup programs."

"Most Linux distributions come with some form of backup utility, but those applications generally don't deliver the kind of features that most government information technology managers have come to depend on in other operating system environments."

"Minimum requirements for most organizations include scheduled backups, volume management and auto-changer support."

"For this review, we looked at two Linux backup products: PerfectBackup+ from Merlin Software Technologies Inc. and BRU from Enhanced Software Technologies Inc. Both products provide a command-line interface as well as a graphical user interface (GUI), along with a host of options to ease the backup chore."

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