Saturday, April 05, 2008
Types of Network Backup Solutions with linux
Broadly speaking, network backups can be performed in one of two ways: The computer that's to be backed up can initiate the backup using another system's tape drive, or the system with the tape drive can initiate the backup of another computer. I refer to the former as a client-initiated backup and the latter as a server-initiated backup. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. This chapter discusses examples of both types of backup.