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 Great article - one question
Author: Marius Sorteberg 
Date:   06-02-04 09:20

Hi Dan,

Thanks for a great article, and congratulation with your debut(?) at Onlamp.

As you might remember, I use Amanda, but you almost convince me to try Bacula. There is one thing I can't figure out. Does Bacula use tar or dump to grab the files on disk, or is it a "native Bacula" methode to do this? One strong point of Amanda is it's ability to use Gnutar, tar, or dump, so you don't need Amanda to restore.

I know this isn't a support forum, but I think others might ask this as well.

-- Marius

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 Re: Great article - one question
Author: Dan 
Date:   18-09-10 17:32

Bacula uses its own format. Tar is rather limiting, and tar can vary greatly from one OS to another. It's much easier and more productive to use a different format.

Yes, you still need Bacula to restore. You can use the command line utilities: bls and bextract to get things out of a backup.


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