I want to know some enterprise-wide backup strategies used for linux based file servers. What are the tools and techniques used when making a backup. for e.g when a backup fails on a machine, it should email the admin about the failure and also a log file. This won't happen incase the HDD fails and the system is completely out of work, but in other cases where a backup didn't take place, the admin should be able to know. What tool/scripts can be used for this particular scenarios?
there are probably dozens of backup solutions for linux, the two that come to mind are
barring that, you can easily roll your own backup solution using
but that's just a ridiculously simple and non-complete example.