Looking for suggestions for archival, backup and recovery software

Looking for suggestions for archival, backup and recovery software

Post by lw.. » Thu, 07 Feb 1991 22:06:00

I am interested in locating software, commercial or freed, which would assist
a company in managing Unix disk space.  The types of things that would be best
would be :

integrated in such a way that changes to the operating system would not be

assistance in moving disk files which have no read access over a set period of
time onto another format, still transparently accessible by users.

movement of software from unix disks onto tape

management of said tapes for control and recovery purposes.  In the IBM world
there are tape systems such as TMS which work very well in that environment.

Ability for a user to locate and initial recoveries of files with proper
access restrictions.

Ability for a recovery to occur in a location OTHER than its backup spot.

reliable backup without single user or unmounting of file system.

identification of bad backups at the time of backups - perhaps even error

soft and hardcopy reporting of file movement, etc.

I would also be interested in hearing other areas of concern.
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1. Tape backup and recovery suggestions

I have a Slackware 7.0 setup residing upon a Maxtor 15G EIDE drive
which has a bad partition table.  I would like to backup my setup
to my Seagate TR-4 tape drive, wipe the partition table, and restore from
tape. The TR-4 is a scsi drive and is attached off of my Symbios 53875SP
scsi controller, and appears to be working properly.  I would like to
construct a set of boot floppies that contains a minimal Linux system that
also allows me to wipe, create, and format the new partitions, plus then
restore from the tape backup set all in one go (if possible).  There's no
need to compress the backup-all told there's less than 4G of stuff to
backup which should fit fine upon a single tape.  ANy suggestions or
pointers would be gratefully suggested.

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