[TriLUG] OSS Backup Software - Take 2
Israel J Pattison
pattison at usa.com
Mon Oct 2 19:09:35 EDT 2006
To come to bacula's defense, I don't quite understand this concept of users
being able to restore someone else's files to their computer. Are you
giving your users administrative access to the bacula director? I don't
think that was how it was intended to be used.
As a bacula admin, I schedule restore jobs on my clients from the bacula
console, and I am not going to schedule a windows user's box to be restored
with files from a linux user's box. That just wouldn't make sense.
Perhaps the solution is to change your bacula configuration.
On 10/2/06, Daniel Sterling <dan at lost-habit.com> wrote:
> Roy Vestal wrote:
> > I'm looking into OSS alternatives for a non-profit org that needs to
> > do heterogeneous backups
> To continue the theme of offering solutions to other problems, I'd like
> to say that it'd be a lot easier to have a file server that you can back
> up, and not try to back up each person's individual boxes. Set up a VPN
> to allow access to the FS from the road.
> I apologize, I don't have any experience with backup software myself
> (besides tar+cdrecord), but I'd wager a guess that it's far easier to
> back-up one FS than any number of individual workstations.
> -- Dan
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Israel J. Pattison
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