Subject: Re: Amanda backups: gtar or dump?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 10/27/1998 08:47:48
Thanks to everyone who reponded, much appreciated.
> I've mainly used dump in the past as it was much quicker than my
I'm sticking with dump. I will setup a separate config for doing
archival saves in a portable format like cpio or tar.
> Also, I was a bit reluctant to re-enable rsh on my systems - even
> though it is blocked at the ppp link. Has anyone hacked amanda to use
> ssh? Otherwise I might just munge it to use ssl_rcmd().
Thanks again to those who pointed out that amanda does not actually
use rsh. I've again dissabled it in my inetd.conf and amcheck at
least thinks everything still works. BTW, I think it might be better
if the pkg defaulted to building amanda to use .amadahosts.
Several people pointed out that s/w compression would give better
results (space wise) than drive compression.
Greg Woods made some important points re the risks of compression.
I'm planning to use s/w compression for now - and rely on redundant
backups to cover disasters.
On the drive compression issue, I'll follow up in a sec with a new
question about st minor numbers and modes.
Thanks again to all.