[plug] Linux backup programs

Jason Nicholls jason at mindsocket.com.au
Sat Jun 16 00:57:31 WST 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 11:50:39PM +1000, Phil Steege wrote:
> What are some recommended Linux backup programs (free, with source preferably)
> I use tar and dump now, but was wondering what good non-commercial 
> alternatives might be.

Amanda is one we used to use where I worked in Sydney. It's a tape backup
program though.

At home I use a shell script and rsync with a couple control files. Basically,
one defines the system and destination directory (I backup to multiple
machines every night) the other defines the directories to backup. Oh I also
have a file that lists excludes (eg: netscape cache dirs!).

I just setup the script to run as a cronjob. Easy to add/remove dirs and
backup destinations!

Every couple months I'll burn a copy of the backup to CD (not automated) and
store offsite.

If you're interested then send me an email.


Jason Nicholls
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