Disaster recovery

Bill Vermillion bv at wjv.com
Wed Apr 30 12:19:17 PDT 2003

Wise men talk because they have something to say, however
 on Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:46 , Thomas Dwyer just had 
to say something so we heard:

> Hello
> We are in the final stages of a migration from Win2k to FreeBSD for Web Server and Email.

> Everything is ready for the big switchover. I would like some
> advice on disaster recovery planning. What to use for remote
> backup (tar?). And with a .tar file, is it possible to resore
> the /usr partition over top of a clean FreeBSD install .. etc

On a couple of commercial systems I semi-maintain [ they seem to
run themselves ] I'm using a commercial program so that if anything
happens to me the clients get direct support.

It's called  LoneTar.  It backs up the files to tape, rewinds the
tape, and does a bit by bit compare of the tape with the HD, and
then emails the resutls of both the backup and time it took and if
the verify failed and if so what files it failed on.

Details at www.cactus.com

Disclaimer - I am a reseller of that and another non BSD and know
the principals and the author.  But it's a damned good program and
there is a free download-able demo if you'd like to try it.
I used to run it on some SGIs and some SCO systems too.  


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