>> I am looking for 3rd-party tape backup software for HP-UX 9.x. I have
>> heard praise for a package called OmniBack, but do not know the name of
>> the company that provides this. I would appreciate hearing about others'
>> experience with OmniBack. I would appreciate learning of other packages
>> available for HP-UX 9.x.
>Omniback is HP`s baby. They sell it for some un godly amount. Unless you
>are doing something very complex or unusual I would recommend something
>a bit simpler like fbackup.
>Omniback takes quite a bit to learn (mastering and confidence) and is
>very cumbersome when it comes to basic backing up. It has some
>advantages in complex circumstances.
What would you describe as "complex"? I'm interested in nightly incremental
backups and weekly full backups.
Could you point out some of the genuine advantages and disadvantages of
OmniBack? It is being considered where I work, and a supervisor from
the mainframe world is enamored with large everpresent tools, and seems
to take delight in his claim that I can't accidentally tar over a tape
that OmniBack hasn't released yet. (Frankly, that scares me if true,
I don't want a program telling root what it can do.)
Mark McCullough Systems-Programmer