Server backup.. What software do you use?

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  1. kutu

    kutu Junior Member

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    What software are you guys using to backup your servers? Linux and Windows.

    Have used Symantec Backup Exc but at my new job the cost is to high.. looking for other suggestions.

    Thx
     
  2. Cable God

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    We've been using the Unitrends appliances for about a year now. I am glad we got rid of Symantec.
     
  3. kutu

    kutu Junior Member

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    I'll check it out, thanks.

     
  4. GobBluth

    GobBluth Senior member

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    Several years ago I used Veritas and CommCell to do tape backups, for disk backups there is Barracuda. Just some ideas.
     
  5. TechBoyJK

    TechBoyJK Lifer

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    c:/copy this to that
     
  6. rsutoratosu

    rsutoratosu Platinum Member

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    backup ? snap shots ? whole server bare metal restores ? or just plan old file backup ?
     
  7. a2it

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    vRanger for grabbing snapshots of VMs, plus Microsoft DPM for everything else (or for stuff where vRanger backups are insufficient).
     
  8. Gunbuster

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    If you Linux is VM on Hyper-v check out Data Protection Manager.
     
  9. revolutn

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    In our org, we use ArcServ for to Tape Back ups

    In our newer VM environments we use Veeam for VMware snapshot backups and again ArcServ for weekly to tape backups that are sent off site.
     
  10. Red Squirrel

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    rsync, with a couple reusable scripts where I just have to put the source and destination, then I set a cron job. I have key pair auth setup so these scripts can connect to other servers without needing a password.
     
  11. postmark

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    Would you mind sharing some examples? I'm working on a raspberry pi setup to auto backup photos across the Web and an kind of new to Linux backups :)
     
  12. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel Lifer

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    Sure, here is one of the scripts I use:

    Code:
    date
    
    sourcepath="/raid1/intranet/"
    pathname="/raid1/backups/servers/borg/intranet/"
    datefile=`date +%a`
    
    mkdir -p ${pathname} > /dev/null
    
    echo backing up...
    rsync -vrbu --delete-during --delete-excluded ${sourcepath} ${pathname}cur
    
    echo done
    date
    
    I tend to just reuse that and change the source/path. That's for local backups, non local I tend to just hard code as I go. Honestly, I've been wanting to just write a C++ app to automate all of this and generate the scripts based on a folder list I make. Maybe even make it web based.

    This is one to backup one of my servers (runs off my main server)

    Code:
    dest="/data/backups/servers/hal9000/"
    
    
    
    date
    echo "Backing up HAL9000..."
    
    
    
    mkdir -p ${dest}
    
    rsync -rbuv --delete-after --delete-excluded "root@hal9000.loc:/data" "${dest}"
    rsync -rbuv --delete-after --delete-excluded "root@hal9000.loc:/home" "${dest}"
    rsync -rbuv --delete-after --delete-excluded "root@hal9000.loc:/etc" "${dest}"
    
    
    echo Backup complete
    date
    

    The key though is setting up the key pair stuff so that you can ssh to remote servers without a password. I always forget how to do it off hand so I made a document on how to do it:

    That's for "pull" backups but you can easily reverse it to do push as well. I personally prefer pull that way all my scripts are in a central location.


    With the keypair setup you can also use ssh to run a remote command, such as mysqldump. So dump a db before running the rsync and then you backup databases too.
     
  13. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

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    Netvault backup. We have windows, linux, and some mac. this products supports it all, and can backup to tape / disk
     
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