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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Best backup solution?

I've recently set up a new server, and needed a quick backup solution. I made my own shell scripts that do exactly what I need (collect file, dump databases, encrypt file, transfer them), and put them on github in case it can help anyone.

However, there is certainly an easy to configure tool out there to set up backups. Any advice?

How do Amanda, Bacula and other similar tools do these days?


Serge van Ginderachter said...

rsnapshot is all you need in a pure *n?x environment.

rsync + versioning + ssh custom scripts

What more do you need :)


Kristof Provost said...

I've been using Bacula for quite some time. It's not that eassy to configure (it requires a DB, two server daemons and one daemon on each client), but it's worth it.

I've got it set up to do incremental backups every night and full backups every month. It also supports encrypted backups but I haven't bothered to set that up yet.

Werner Depoorter said...

I use dirvish to backup to an external disk (same functionality as rsnapshot).
Additionally I use s3sync to backup to Amazon S3 as an offsite backup which is rather cheap (I pay 2 EUR per month for about 8 GB).

Anonymous said...

there's also backuppc http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/