Multi-Platform Enterprise Backups: Amanda and Bacula


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.