Info for using a StorageTek L20 tape library on Suse 10.3

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by WorldBuilder, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. WorldBuilder

    WorldBuilder New Member

    Hi all,

    I have an IBM x226 that I will soon be installing Suse 10.3 64-bit on. It will be a full LAMP installation and a Samba file server that will house about 700GB or more of data.

    I am looking for a tape backup solution and may be able to get my hands on a StorageTek L20 tape library with two LTO2 drives in it. I MIGHT be able to get this all for free, but then I have to worry about what I need to run it. My questions are...
    1. Where can I get drivers for this? Will I need drivers for the library, the drives, or both?
    2. Is there any free software (Amanda, perhaps?) that can effectively be used to create backups on a weekly and monthly basis? Is Amanda robust enough?
    3. If nothing free, what can I use?
    4. I would also like to backup a few MySQL databases which will eventually be running. Never done this before. Can anyone point me in an informative direction regarding this?
    Many thanks, folks!

    Chris
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, I think you should use Amanda: http://www.howtoforge.com/disk_based_backups_amanda_debian_etch
    Take a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/back_up_mysql_dbs_without_interruptions
     

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