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Old 04-17-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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Backup utility wanted


can someone recommend a backup utility that I use on a machine running DSL, please.

I have an old Dell pentium II that I want to set up to backup all my data files over a network. I could use ntbackup in windows but I obviously want to get away from M$ stuff.

Many thanks.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 09:17 PM   #2
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Since you are running a PII I gues you prefer something which is command line based.

I wrote something about my solution in this thread

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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Did you try google? Look at Amanda and Bacula. See this and this.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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thanks for those links people. I have had a look at them and they all seem a bit complex. tar and s tar seem to backup files while I want to back up whole directories in an incremental manner. That is, only backup directories and the files in them that have been changed.

The backup utility in XP seems fairly straight forward to use, just tick the directories to backup and the destination and schedule the task. Something in DSL would be nice.

Cheers
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:11 PM   #5
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s tar does do incremental backups if you use the dumplevel option.

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Old 04-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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DAR is *the* backup tool!

Peace...
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:53 PM   #7
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Well, rsync does incremental by default ... also can use compression & ssh for security.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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STAR! STAR! STAR! STAR! STAR!!!

DAR looks pretty good, actually
 
Old 04-19-2006, 08:48 AM   #9
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I need a Backup tool!

Hi All!

My company needs a backup tool to be able to manage the data of some other companies remotely. The data of the other companies should be stored at our server and the backup process should be done dayly or weekly and if possible automatically (but i think the problem is not the automation here). I have to manage project data and I also have to manage entire databases (Oracle, MySQL and maybe PostgreSQL). Does anyone know about such a backup utility?
That would be great if it has a GUI, but that's not really necessery.

Any help would be appreciated...

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 08:50 AM   #10
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Sorry!!

I wanted to start a new thread for this, but it seems I made something wrong...
Really sorry!
 
Old 04-21-2006, 08:11 AM   #11
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Thanks to everyone for those references, I will take a closer look at both DAR and STAR.


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