[TriLUG] A good Linux based backup program...
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Wed May 24 12:00:04 EDT 2006
On 5/24/06, dsandif <dsandif at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> I might have asked about this before but I'll ask again anyway. Does any
> one know of a good backup program for Linux? I am not using tapes\tape
> drives, only usb hard drives attached to do my backups. I have tried
> fsbackup and it fails at certain points so I'm thinking that I should
> probably start looking at something more commercially proven. I've been
> pouring over these two links below to get some idea of whats out there
> and would like to hear what you good folks out there recommend? Thxs.
I use backuppc to do backups to hard disk of several computers over
the network, it can also backup the machine that it's running on,
although right now I'm still using a home-grown rsync based backup
implementation for that.
It's more targetted to backing up to non-removable (or at least
more-or-less permanently mounted) drives since backups happen
according to a schedule, but I think that it could be configured to
only do backups upon request.
It's FOSS, runs on Linux, backs up Linux and brand M machines, and has
a very nice web-based ui.
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