pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Jul 22 13:05:22 EDT 2004
Joshua S. Freeman wrote:
>Hey all you BSD people.
>We have a brand new ION Computing server with FreeBSD 5.2 installed.
>We want to install bacula on it and use it with our spectralogic tape
>Here's the conundrum:
>I'm relatively new here...
>prior to my arrival, this was mostly a Windoze shop on the desktop and on
>the server side.
>My Sysads are very solid windoze sysads and that's fine... they're beginning
>to get comfortable with Linux (as I am)...
>now.. we're all gonna start grokking BSD...
>so.. back to the conundrum:
>We're running out of DLT tapes for our HP ShureStore library (or whatever
>that thing is called)...
>I don't want to order new tapes for a tape library I'm going to be
>We HAVE a license for Brightstor... if I let them, the sysads could throw
>Windows Server 2003 on the Ion Computing box and put brightstor on it and
>we'd have the spectralogic up and running by day's end..
>but... I'd really rather move in the direction of BSD and Bacula..
>Is there anyone out there that'd like to help us properly setup our BSD box
>and get bacula up and running and the spectralogic working?
>the important aspect of this is we're looking for someone to teach us to
>fish, not sell us fish..
i'd be willing to give you a hand. I'm just finishing up my testing on
FreeBSD 4.x and Bacula. It will be backing up various Linux/IRIX/BSD
boxen on our LAN. Are there specific questions you have? The Bacula
mailing list is very active, and everyone is very approachable. Also
#bacula on irc.freenode.net is running, altho things have been not so
busy lately on that chan.
Also, is there a reason why you would like to use FreeBSD 5.x
(device driver support?) 5.x has not been deemed production ready yet,
altho I know alot of people are using it in production. There are some
cases when 5.x will actually be slower that 4.x, at least for now ;)
They only caveat for me is that I am *very* busy right now at work,
but I will defiantly be willing to help you out if need be.
email: pete at nomadlogic.org
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