Backups to the Future: Eliminate Tape Backups with FreeNAS and Bacula

The future of backups is here, but unfortunately, there aren't any Delorians.
The Beginning of the Future

Although we have simplified the near-line backup process here, it's only the beginning. Our simple setup has accomplished what we set out to do: back up our data to a networked disk. To replace tapes completely in most backup strategies, you need some sort of offsite storage/synchronization scheme, which I've not addressed here. However, once you see much faster backups and how much more data you can store on a disk, you'll be itching to make the move and get rid of those tapes.

Jeramiah Bowling has been a systems administrator and network engineer for more than ten years. He works for a regional accounting and auditing firm in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and holds numerous industry certifications including the CISSP. Your comments are welcome at jb50c@yahoo.com.

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Tape Sets

zied's picture

Hi,

I followed this article with great interest, it's really instructive.

I implemented the same "algorithm" but with tapes.

I'm confused about how many do I need, and when to change ??

can you help please ?

kind regards,
Zied.

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ahhhhhh!

uslacker's picture

Did he really tell us to change all the passwords to a default so we can get the system up and running? Then go back later....

Isn't this how we got ourselves in to the security quagmire we've been trying to get out of for years? Too many simple passwords or "we'll do it later.." has left back doors the size of trucks in our networks.
Please, teach us better than this!

\\uSlacker

\\uSlacker

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