Re: Backup Scripts - can o worms
Tom Allison wrote:
Adam Porter wrote:
Gene Heskett wrote:
On Friday 01 April 2005 05:04, Tom Allison wrote:
These are the packages I can get from Debian.
Amanda is not one of them.
Thats amazeing to me, and a bit of an enlightenment regarding the
maintainers of debian. See <http://www.amanda.org>, its a program
thats been usable, and yet still in active development for well over
a decade now. I'm currently running the 2.4.5b1-20050329 release.
There are, from time to time, packages built for the various
packaging systems, but the tarball is so easy to build I haven't used
anythng else now in 7+ years.
$ apt-cache search amanda
amanda-client - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
amanda-common - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Libs)
amanda-server - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
cdrw-taper - taper replacement for amanda to support backups to CD-RW
chiark-backup - backup system for small systems and networks
flexbackup - Flexible backup tool for small to medium sized installations
mtx - controls tape autochangers
Yeah. I missed that.
I was searching in aptitude for backup.
bacula sounds pretty capable but perhaps tricky? Anything with that
many pages to the manual can't be too trivial.
I'm basically trying to find something to back up several machines
directories (/etc /home /var/spool/mail) onto one location and to do
that efficiently. The complete daily tarballs of backup-manager is easy
to do, but takes up a lot of space.
One of the difficulties I have is that one of the machines is in a DMZ
and I guess I'll need a pinhole to my LAN to run most of these
I like RSnapshot [http://www.rsnapshot.org/].
It uses hard links to do (very) regular incremental snapshots without
taking up a lot of disk space.
It uses RSync in order to reduce network load.
It will backup multiple hosts.
Its a snap to setup.
Maybe it is suitable for your purposes, maybe not, but I works well for
me so I recommend it.