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Federal Computer Week: Backing up Linux

“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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