The company I'm working for bought Legato Networker for all of their backup needs before I began working here. Networker seems to be okay along the lines of static file backups, but there's no MySQL module for database backups. So what I'm looking for now is the best possible route to go for enterprise (large) database backups. I would prefer something open source since they've already put many thousands of dollars into their current backup system here, but we may have to consider some other solution. I was thinking about doing mysldumps on the entire databases every night so they would be included in the incremental Networker backup, but the person in charge of backups here says we don't have sufficient space on our tapes for that. Could anybody point me in the right direction with this?
We're running all RedHat Enterprise linux machines here. My options are tape or hd, I can't be here to change cd/dvds while the backups are taking place. Also, I may be getting a machine dedicated to my backup purposes - disk space is irrelevant, that'll be taken care of. I need a solution software-wise, if you know what I mean.
This is the software that we use on our Redhat 'Net servers and we are happy with it. One thing to be aware of when using this product is that it is not a beginners click and play toy, in other words know what, when and how you want to back up, and always test your backups to make shure they work. One bonus feature of this product is the price, depending on the package you could be done for under a grand! Another thing to keep in mind when dealing with backup software is that you dont want to take any chances, especialy with free software, because right when you get pissed off at why your computer self-destructed and lost all its data, its going to make you madder to find out that your backups are not going to work.
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