03 September 2008

Backups Reorganization pt. 9: Retrospect

I finally got around to addressing the backup of the one server that resides behind the firewall. I can't use the approach I had been using, that is, having the backups server initiate the backup because the backups server is itself outside of the firewall. The simplest thing to do is to backup the target server from within the firewall. As it turns out, my company has a couple of dozen terabytes of backup space inside the firewall all controlled by the Retrospect backup software. Setting up the job on the Retrospect server was easy and the initial backup of the target server is running now.

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