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Old 07-29-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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backup tool


I am looking for a graphical network backup tool which is capable of restoring the files with the exact permission and ownership
i tried using backuppc but it doesnt restore the exact permission of the file
can someone recommend me a good backup tool
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Perhaps grsync
 
Old 07-29-2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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Grsync has the features but i am trying to backup a server remotely there are lot of file systems i need to have , with grsync i will have to make those filesystem to be shared which is practically not advisable
 
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Hi fernfrancis,

Have you tried dar combined with kdar?
 
Old 08-01-2010, 04:30 AM   #5
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kdar also doesnt have the feature to schedule daily backup any other tool available
 
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You could export the dar script from kdar after configuring what to back ul, and ron the script from a cron job. The configuration would be graphical, but the job wouldn't be.
 
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is there a better tool than kdar coz i am trying to connect to a remote server , no option to do so plus the drawback of scheduling
 
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You could write your own script.
 
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You could export the dar script from kdar after configuring what to back ul, and ron the script from a cron job. The configuration would be graphical, but the job wouldn't be.
I agree with jschiwal. That's what we do in my workplace. We wrote our own small script usind dar commands and controlling them via cron jobs in order to bakcup daily and weekly. In case of emergency we use kdar to retrieve the data.
 
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RWTH can u sent me a sample script as of how to do it
 
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RWTH can u sent me a sample script as of how to do it
Hi fernfrancis,

I can sent only some bits and pieces, because the scripts contain company proprietary information. But in general, you need a main dar command. With options you can control that dar command whether it should backup everything or differential (incremental).

Our general dar command looks like this:

dar ${DarFile} ${SourceDir} ${ArchivedFile} -n -w -D -z9 -m 150 -u -U -X "core*.*" -X "*.psf" -P "username" -Z "*.avi" -Z "*.bz2" -Z "*.gif" -Z "*.gz" -Z "*.jpg" -Z "*.mov" -Z "*.mpg" -Z "*.pbm" -Z "*.pdf" -Z "*.png" -Z "*.pnm" -Z "*.Z" -Z "*.zip"

You will need to place this dar command in a small shell script (ours is a little bit complicated) and then control that script via crontab.

I hope, this information will help you.

P.S. I can not guarantee that dar command will run, because I had to copy and paste it for this message.

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