[plug] Linux backup programs

Carl Gherardi gherardi at cs.curtin.edu.au
Sat Jun 16 17:46:14 WST 2001

On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, Jason Nicholls wrote:

> 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!

Might also want to take a look at:


Creates iso's for an image of your system which you can boot to.


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