[clug] backup script?

Rainer Klein rklein at tpg.com.au
Sat Aug 30 00:42:50 GMT 2008


You might want to check out one of the following projects:


 - rsnapshot is a filesystem snapshot utility for making backups of local and 
remote systems. 
 - facilitates Perl & RSYNC
 - http://rsnapshot.org/

 - http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/index.html
 - http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/examples.html
 - A POSIX operating system, like Linux, Mac OS X or Cygwin
 - Python v2.2 or later (see http://www.python.org)
 - librsync v0.9.7 or later (note there is a known bug with patch for large 
file support) - http://librsync.sourceforge.net
 - The python module pylibacl is optional, but necessary for access control 
list support. Download here. Note: there is no support for ACLs on Mac OS X 
or Windows.
- wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pylibacl/pylibacl-0.4.0.tar.gz
- The python module pyxattr is optional, but necessary for extended attribute 
support. Download here. Mac OS X users require a different xattr library, 
which can be downloaded from here.
 - wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pyxattr/pyxattr-0.4.0.tar.gz

 - Apple's Time Machine is a great feature in their OS, and Linux has almost 
all of the required technology already built in to recreate it. This is a 
simple GUI to make it easy to use.
 - facilitates RSYNC
 - http://flyback-project.org/



On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, Paul wrote:
> I've been wanting to figure out the best backup method, which in my opinion
> revolves around easiest restore method.
> I've just had to replace a HDD recently so this bumped this up the priority
> list.
> Initially I thought some sort of tar command , but presumably I would have
> to filter out the run-time files eg /proc /tmp etc..
> Has anyone got a working script that I could use?
> The other method which I'm wondering about is some sort of image backup of
> the whole drive, as this would make restore alot easier, right?
> Note my root drive current holds about 5Gb of data so it could possibly fit
> onto a DVD if I squeeze/zip it, but mostly I will just copy backup file to
> another mounted drive.
> Any thoughts.

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