Amanda vs. Bacula

Note: I'm listing the products in alphabetical order (sorry, Bacula).

By the numbers


I especially like this quote from the last link:

Whether you choose Amanda or Bacula will depend greatly on your individual network setup. If you have a single server with a tape drive that you use to backup all the rest of your systems I would suggest Amanda. On the other hand, if you have multiple servers, each with there own tape drives, and a limited backup window, I would suggest Bacula. For those familiar with the commercial backup products, you might compare Amanda to Retrospect and Bacula to Veritas Backup Exec, to clarify things in your mind.

Specifying needs

I like this list as a starting point for specifying one's needs:

Other open source backup packages

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