Thanks to everyone who responded to my query concerning how to
backup PC's to my two EXABYTE tape decks on my Sparc 20 running
These are the solutions I received (If I left any out I
apologize). Some have very little info, because I could did
not check them out (yet).
1) Legato sells a backup program that will allow you to back
PC's (and many other clients of different OS's and architectures)
to a tape backup server. It does tape management and allows
users to restore their own files. Looks like a powerful
product, though I have no personal experience with it. The
drawback is that it will cost $1000's of dollars. In our case
it would cost over $4000 for a minimal configuration. Educational
discount is minimal (10%).
2) Solistice Backup from Sun is essentially a licensed and repackaged
version of the Lagato backup program. Price is also steep.
3) On simple solution is a program called wintar (latest version
is 1.4). Get it from any of the windows archives. Look for
wtar14u.zip. This program dumps PC files and directories over
the netowrk to your tape backup. It work relatively well for
me. Program is shareware and costs $25 per machine (less for
larger sites). Drawbacks:
1) It has to read the entire tape to get a directory
listing. At least if this is not the case I do not
know how to fix this problem.
2) Don't know how to do automated backups with from
multiple clients. It is a great solution if you want
to occasionally backup an entire PC.
4) SunSolve sells a product called Lifeline which will back up
PC's to the Sun.
5) Free GNU software:
samba-1.9.13 to understand shares
sambatar-1.4.1 to do backup of windows shares
The main Samba site is nimbus.anu.edu.au in pub/tridge/samba/.
This is maintained by Andrew.Tridgell@anu.edu.au
Mirror sites include:
A Samba WWW site has been setup with lots of useful info. Connect
(submitted by: email@example.com)
Samba available from nimbus.anu.edu.au:/pub/tridge/samba
allows quiet a bit of interconnectivity between PC's and Unix
systems including printer and file sharing. It is free. I
have not yet checked it out.
6) SM-arch. Review in June 95 Sun Expert. Several good comments
7) NFS export the PC files system to unix and then back it up.
There are several NFS program available to do this. Check
8) PC/TCP from FTP software (Onnet 1.2)
9) Call BUD TOOLS ... Call BRU (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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