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Old 02-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Can drakbackup archive the different folders, with separate archiving files?


I have file server with Mandriva 2008, where are my office's folders:
/OffiseFilies
./accounting
./staff
./builders
./engineers
and so on.
I have archived them with drakbackup, but it made one huuuuuuuuge file -more then 40 GB and i can't write it to DVD. Therefore I would like to make separate archive for every of the above folder, but up to now I can't find information how to do this. If someone know whether it is possible with drakbackup and how, please help me. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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Hi, In my limited experience with drakbackup, you can't do that.

I have a similar problem, where drakbackup backs-up all of my home directory, 9gig of mp3s and all(which I have on CD too).

I think a better option is to setup a cron job to do the syncronising, and within the cron job use bzip, or some other archiver to do a diff check of the files and backup the differences, once you have the first backup completed.

So in short, it might be better to use a linux tool rather than the Mandriva set-and-forget backup for "basic" users.

You may need to google that, to find out more. Try RUTE and other admin guides.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 02-14-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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After a short search and previewing some finds, I have got this one. search with, "linux backup"

Simple Backup Configuration Program at, http://simplelinuxbkup.sourceforge.net/

And here from a magazine article, http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2280165098.html

(I got some "script notify" with this site)

and it looks promising, with a well written tutorial for cli and gui users.

When I get this working I'll post my successes!

There are others, one thing at a time.

Regards, Glenn

ps. Thanks for spurring me on, I've been putting this off for way too long, bistra.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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They make backing up really quite simple.

Using the web pages I show above I have set it up to do it everyday using cron (kcron), anacron will run on boot which might be better for a home system that is not always on and therefore may miss the scheduled task via cron's day hour month setup. I'll look into this, as I had drakbackup using anacron.

Then to kick it off I ran ./bkup from the SimpleBackup directory as root.

Here is the output of that run.......

[root@GlennsPref ~]# cd /home/glenn/SimpleBackup
[root@GlennsPref SimpleBackup]# ./bkup
Starting backup in directory '/'
Full backup last performed about 13925 day(s) ago.
Performing full backup
Copying files...
Done collecting and compressing files; return code 141.
Done!
[root@GlennsPref SimpleBackup]#

You could make a job for each of your sections,
/OffiseFilies
./accounting
./staff
./builders
./engineers
and so on. just by giving them individual job names.

Thanks again for helping me to decide it was time to sort this out.

Cheers, Glenn ;-)
 
Old 02-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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It works very well.

SimpleBackup works very well.

Restoring is another matter, and you'll need to get your head around the archiving programs to do it.

It uses gzip and tar files, that you can restore a single file or 2 or the whole lot.

Hope this helps.

regards, Glenn
 
Old 02-18-2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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Thank you very much for your help and support. After I try your suggestion and I'll write the results.
 
  


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