View Full Version : Need advice on backup archiving

May 27th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Please bare with me since I'm new to Amanda.
I've manage to set up Amanda 2.5.0p2 on Centos 5.3, it works like a charm.
I do have a question doe, it happens that we have to backup pretty large amounts of info and I have setup 40 4.3GB slots on the backup machine, but I will like to be able to burn those down to DVDs every cycle (I know I'm getting a DAT) but mean while this is better than nothing.
I want to save just the full dumps, now from the usability perspective should I keep adding tapes to the config and update it with the number of tapes or how will you proceed with this just copying the contents of the slots and burn them?.

On another page, I also notice that after the 2nd full dump the server hangs for hours, currently there are just 60GB to backup so it should not be that slow, besides is not slow at all on the 1st full dump.

Thanks a lot.

June 3rd, 2009, 04:19 PM
Do you want the data from vtapes after DVDs are burnt?

If you are not interested in the data after DVDs have been created, Amanda will automatically reuse the vtape slots.