As someone said I opened a can of worms here! But here are the stats first:
Solstice Backup 5 (Legato Re-badged)
Legato NetWorker 7
Veritas Netbackup 7
Segate Backup Exec 1
Total 24 replies
Comments I had were:
1) Backup modules are used, but due to the cost they are kept down to the min.
- Oracle hardly used, can get by with out it
- MS SQL and MS Exchange used.
2) Client pre- and post scripts are used to start/stop databases.
3) Performance problems with NT server!
4) Installing and setup seem to cause most problems.
5) O'Reilly again are here! http://www.sysadminmag.com/current/books.shtml
It looks like the fight is between Legato and Veritas, but if you include
Solstice into the figures then Legato is a winner, but I wonder is that more to
do with this list (Sun-Managers). It may come down to hardware support, since
we are going for a Mammoth-2 (60-150Gbytes on one tape), which has just been
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> I have been looking at the archives and have not been able to find much about
> the above. There has been a lot of talk about backup devices, but not
> much about the software to go with it.
> I have been using amanda software, but I would like to find out what people
> are using, since we are about to get a bigger tape autoloader and wonder
> is it tike to switch software.
> Thinks which I would like to fine out.
> - Which software do you use to backup your system.
> - Do you have a mixed environment (UNIX/NT)
> - Do you use the extra Database backup modules (Oracle,SQL,etc) or do
> you get by with out them, since the cost of them is to high.
> I will summaries, since I believe this could be interesting to most of us.
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