For another angle I use rsync for backups. I backup my /home partition hourly. rsync is very clever in that it examines the origininal and the previous backup and finds out what has changed and then adds the files that have changed which makes the process very quick. The system I use is controlled via cron and sends a report to the log files. If you want to implement the same system install rsync. The script I use;
I made the following script (./backup) to backup the home partition and the output sent to a log file;
##mount /dev/hda6 on /mnt
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda6 /mnt
##backup files to hda6
rsync --delete-after -avH /home/ /mnt/backup/home > /var/log/backup.log
To make it executable do chmod 700 ./backup
to run it do ./backup
I put it in /etc/cron.hourly
The following entry was put in /etc/crontab so that a backup is made 10 min past each hour.
# m h dom mon dow user command
10 * * * * root /etc/cron.hourly/backup
I also use PartImage about once a month to do a mirror image of the drive to the same drive(hda6). PartImage is excellent and I run it off Knoppix.
Hope this gives a new angle.
Last edited by TigerOC; 10-12-2004 at 03:25 AM.