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Re: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 19 2012 05:38AM
Amit Bhardwaj (meet d difference amit23 gmail com) (4 replies)
RE: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 20 2012 04:50PM
Guy Goodenough (GGoodenough gaithersburgmd gov) (1 replies)
RE: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 20 2012 05:37PM
Joseph Laico (LAICO 0IS US) (1 replies)
RES: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 21 2012 11:21AM
Samuel Riesz (samuel cecred coop br)
Re: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 19 2012 10:26PM
josef (meineanschrift yahoo de)
Hi,

Backup Exec is file based only, so you would have to use Backup Exec
System Recovery, which is another product.
Some companies also use both products at the same time.

here is a thread concerning this at symantecs forum:

symantec.com/connect/forums/system-recovery-vs-backup-exec

It is ridiculous that Symantecs product managers aren't able to provide
clear naming. I have been searching for this comparison for one
afternoon and am happy to share my thoughts with an admin friend who is
using symantecs Backup Exec.

BESR is working but you have to keep an eye on updates. There have been
reports that scheduled backups did NOT run and only updates were able to
solve this. You have to verify that your backups work. This is some
effort, but you have to simulate a bare metall or VM restore situation.

Also, it is save to use shadow copies in the windows environment. I'm
running shadow copies an all of my windows machines (XP Sp3, w2k3,
w2k8r2) all fileservers, BUT NO sql/ Exchange/Sharepoint or whatever MS
database.
I am able to create VMs or bare metal restore out of images. Can't say
anything about Linux or BSD.

I am using BESR, Acronis True Image (now known as Backup and Recovery)
and EaseUs Todo Backup in the windows environment.

In OSX I was able to image using g4u (ghost for unix) in offline mode,
while ccc, carbon copy cloner, is my preferred tool even over
timemaschine in hot imaging.
Also on OSX you can use "time maschine" to save to a little device
called "time capsule", which is apple hardware.

There is a nice project called Clonezilla, which offers a liveCD and a
Server Edition:

clonezilla.org/clonezilla-SE/

Also, I just got to know Uranos, a deployment suite:

uranos.sourceforge.net

this looks very promising and together with clonezilla, it could be the
perfect FOSS Backup, Deployment and Distribution tool.

merry X-mas to everybody!

best regards

josef

Am 19.12.2012 06:38, schrieb Amit Bhardwaj:
> Hello All,
>
> We are using Linux, Mac, Solaris and Windows in our network and OS
> Lab. Please suggest me a software/product(that also includes hardware)
> to take OS level backup of all the above mentioned OS. I am open for
> freeware as well as propreitory solution.
>
> I require following things to be automated:
>
> a) Incremental/complete backup of OS and its content. I believe it
> should be an image based just like Xenserver but i cant install
> xenserver as bare metal here cause these servers are important and
> running in production environment.
>
> b) Automated backup and alert after backup completion or any problem
> while taking backup
>
> c) Easy to use GUI and very quick configuration fields.
>
> d) Restoring should also be equally easy.
>
> I have checked internet and have found Bacula as possible solution but
> i am not sure if it takes OS level backup as i have mentioned above or
> not.
>
> Seeking your help and advise.
>
> Regards,
> AB
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Amit Bhardwaj
> <meet.d.difference.amit23 (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>>
>> We are using Linux, Mac, Solaris and Windows in our network and OS
>> Lab. Please suggest me a software/product(that also includes hardware)
>> to take OS level backup of all the above mentioned OS. I am open for
>> freeware as well as propreitory solution.
>>
>> I require following things to be automated:
>>
>> a) Incremental/complete backup of OS and its content. I believe it
>> should be an image based just like Xenserver but i cant install
>> xenserver as bare metal here cause these servers are important and
>> running in production environment.
>>
>> b) Automated backup and alert after backup completion or any problem
>> while taking backup
>>
>> c) Easy to use GUI and very quick configuration fields.
>>
>> d) Restoring should also be equally easy.
>>
>> I have checked internet and have found Bacula as possible solution but
>> i am not sure if it takes OS level backup as i have mentioned above or
>> not.
>>
>> Seeking your help and advise.
>>
>> Regards,
>> AB
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Re: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 19 2012 01:42PM
Matthew Caron (Matt Caron redlion net)
Re: OS Level Backup Solution Dec 19 2012 11:25AM
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