We are using CommVault to backup all the servers on our network including the Profitool server. All data is first copied to the disk array and then off to tape. We have been running this for over five years with no major problems. If you need more details please let me know.
Mainzeal uses rsync as its back up tool.
Essentially our backups work like this.
We have a remotely attached drive (part of our visualized environment,
but on a separate piece of hardware) that is simply seen as an
additional directory [/backup1] by the Linux OS.
Each night the following processes are run.
An rsync process, via the network and secured SSH connections, copies
all the contents of the WebInterface server into /backup1/webint (with
the exception of a number of OS files/directories - mainly device
An rsync process all the contents of the Profitool Server into
/backup1/profitool - again with the exception of some OS device drives
etc. This is of course an internal copy as far as Linux is concerned.
Subsequently, later in the day, a copy of the /backup1 path is made by
the virtual environment to a separate piece of hardware, and then a tape
copy is made of this.
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Mobile 021 283 1011 | Phone 09 375 5386 | www.mainzeal.com
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Ditto from ZCC on CommVault.
We are in the process of switching to NetBackup .
We have a pretty simple (but effective) process… The Profitool data is backed up nightly by using tar scripts, creating the backup files on an NFS directory. The zipped files are then backed up by Symantec and written to tape. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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This is exactly what I’m doing, except that we use BackupExec to backup the zipped files to tape. (I modified the ptbackup script to backup to an NFS filesystem instead of to tape.)