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Old 06-30-2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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Best Open source backup software


Hi all,
Can anyone please tell me which is the best opensource backup software which also supports mysql and incremental backup.

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Old 06-30-2011, 05:25 AM   #2
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There are threads about backup software already, for example see this (quite short one) here, which suggests rsync. If you mean you want to backup (mysql) databases, you can take a dump of them and store those dumps. Incremental backups are rather easy with rsync; I'd say unless you have a big, complex setup of systems, a small script with rsync, run via crontab, is all you need. There are probably commercial solutions as well, which do this and that, but I don't see how they're worth the price for home use. If you're not home, you can always persuade your superiors to give some money for a ready-to-eat solution

Rsync would also be opensource, if you insist on it.

p.s. "best" is something that you define in your own situation; it is simply not possible for someone to tell you that product X is the best for you. It can be, but only you know.
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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Amanda and Bacula are the fully featured FOSS backup solutions. IDK Amanda. A Bacula job can be configured to run a script before starting the backup and this can be used to backup a MySQL database. Bacula supports differentials as well as incrementals.

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Old 07-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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As already indicated, best is a matter of situation and perspective. Tell us more about your situation, and perhaps we can offer more specific advice. Otherwise, start with something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software and explore out from there. I'm sure that list is just the tip of the iceberg. There's gotta be even more than that out there.
 
  


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