Backups

bacula framework on github

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I’m pretty happy with the Bacula environment I’ve created. It has gone through a few iterations, and I’ve learned a lot since I started using it a few years ago. I think its only appropriate to share the evolution of my environment with as many people as possible, and I hope it can help save new bacula administrators some time. Enough of the preamble, here is my github project page: https://github. Read More...

bacula in the enterprise part 2

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Software As mentioned many times, this is a FreeBSD based environment. Some good sysinfo output below: HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc001059400-1-HBHB Bootloader settings for the Director/Database node: The /boot/loader.conf has the following contents: HAHAHUGOSHORTCODE-0xc001059400-2-HBHB All of the storage nodes and the director are running a GENERIC kernel with very few system tweaking. One of the storage nodes has a Chelsio 10Gb controller, but that hasn’t had a high enough load to crack the 1Gb/sec barrier. Read More...

bacula in the enterprise part 1

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I’ve been using Bacula, the open source backup software, for over a year now. Things have been going well, and I would like to dedicate a post or two to the environment I built. Background Over a year ago, I took it upon myself to replace a single Legato Networker server with Bacula. One of our collaborators had decided to ship us (for no reason at all really, I think they were cleaning out their data center) a Sun X4200 AMD server, and two StorageTek/Sun NAS servers. Read More...