Weblog:   Open Source Backups Ignoring Open Standards
Subject:   Bacula does do disk
Date:   2005-08-05 16:17:34
From:   dballing
Response to: Bacula does do disk

Bacula does do disk. A quick google would have told you that:


http://www.bacula.org/dev-manual/Automated_Disk_Backup.html


I guess I would have expected that to be somewhere more intuitive in the Release manual (which I looked over). e.g., that there would be a section right there next to "backing up to single tapes", "backing up to autochangers", and then followed by "backing up to disk".


But (and maybe I'm missing it), can Bacula do:


  • "Archive this backup to tape"

  • NDMP
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  • Bacula does do disk
    2005-08-06 04:42:28  danlangille [View]

    Sorry, I missed your questions.

    "Archive this backup to tape" - I think that is called a "migration".

    "NDMP" - No. Sounds nice. I think you're the first to ask about NDMP with respect to Bacula.
    • Derek J. Balling photo Answers
      2005-08-08 03:35:11  Derek J. Balling | O'Reilly Author [View]

      "Migration" -- where is that described in the manual? I see a couple references to it as a "type", either in a config definition or in the schema, but no real description of how it works, usage examples, or anything like that (at least, not that the google search of bacula.org found)

      NDMP -- Pretty please implement soon? It would certainly put Bacula in a class with the professional products and would (in the end) make it perfectly acceptable for our purposes here.
  • Bacula does do disk
    2005-08-06 04:36:36  danlangille [View]

    I guess I would have expected that to be somewhere more intuitive in the Release manual (which I looked over)

    It is also in the release manual. http://www.bacula.org/rel-manual/What_is_Bacula.html

    Right there, under "Bacula Components or Services": 'In other words, the Storage daemon is responsible for reading and writing your tapes (or other storage media, e.g. files)'

    Bacula backs up to a volume, be that tape or disk. They are both the same to Bacula.... Again, that is in the documentation.

    I hope the false statement in the article is soon corrected.

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