Question back at you: Are you talking Netbackup as in Veritas? I haven't checked out the module you mentioned, but I do know that the Veritas products set up your backups pretty well. I would try using it before you try to do a perl alternative. It is pretty easy to set up and to run. We have a Sun StorEDGE L20 tape library that we use with Veritas to backup two Sun 3500's servers and three Blade workstations. It works pretty well for this. I am sure that it would work even better for a larger environment.
Paulster2You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.