Hi all -
We're continuing our exploration and testing of XCP-ng and Xen-Orchestra, and we're so far really liking it. We are running into some difficulty moving away from VMware in that, namely, a LOT of backup solutions are:
- VMware aware, and
- Support tape backup.
These are by no means dealbreakers, we like Xen enough (and are saving sufficient money by migrating to it) that, if needbe, we can re-architect our backup system such that we work our way around it. One thing we considered was setting up an additional host with some NFS shares, and having Xen-Orchestra backup to that host, and then having our normal backup system suck up those backup images and plop them onto the tapes.
Still, IF there's a more elegant solution (we are currently using a sufficiently old version of Veritas NetBackup that yearns for the sweet kiss of death) that works for XCP-ng, as well as other servers and workstations, AND supports tape drives (specifically, a Dell PowerVault TL2000), I'd love to know!
What are you XCP-ng and Xen-Orchestra users using in your production environments for backup?
Most users are relying NFS shares. However, we are open to build something for tapes. The problem is: we have no knowledge on that technology nor have any tape system in our lab.
If there's enough traction for this, or even sponsored dev to do it, we'll be happy to work on that!