Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: None <>
From: Dan Melomedman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/2002 21:39:41
Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 18:16:04 (-0600), Rick Kelly wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
> >
> > Indeed, rmt is very important. I do remote dumps with both tar and
> > dump. I have 15 systems and 2 tape drives.
> Maybe you might think about using Amanda.  It makes it easier to get
> more reliable backups with guaranteed coverage of everything you deem
> important, at the frequencies you deem important, and without really
> increasing the complexity as the number of client systems increases.

Amanda is "good enough", but far from sufficient for large sites. My main
complaints are security and shoddy quality. It also doesn't let me use
other tar. I'd like to use star, and maybe bzip with, but AFAIK its
design doesn't let me.