Re: Backup Program
> I intend to create a backup facility for Debian systems. The advantage of
> this set of programs will be that it will take advantage of your existing
> Debian distribution set and avoid storing that information. It will back
> up all files which have been modified since the package they are part of
> was installed and any files which are not from an installed Debian package.
> Full system restoration will require that the user install the Debian base
> package and restore.deb (which will have the restore program and custom
> data to describe your system). The restore program will automatically
> re-install all Debian packages that were on the system, all modified
> configuration files and all user files.
> Someone please STOP ME NOW if this has been done or is in progress.
> P.S. Mike D. please add this to the Debian Contributors list.
> David H. Silber
I think this is a good example of an "incremental" backup. Would
your facility also include other methods? (ie. full-system and
'image' backups.) Often it's nice to have just one tape to throw
in the drive and be done w/ it.