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    Ubuntu/nix Backups

    How do people most people backup their nix systems? Shell Scripting, Open Source Software, Commercial Software or a combination?

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    We use a script on our redhat servers that invokes Rsync... RSync then backs up everything on that server to our stoarge server. As for actual OS Backups we just use images - if a server goes down we'll reimage it. Anything we configure like "apache" or "mysql" etc etc all the config files and databases are backed up when RSync runs.

    Does the job perfect!

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    files are just tarballed and rsynced somewhere else. databases are exported to files (eg, mysqldump for MySQL systems), tarballed and rsynced separately.

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    bacula - when I don't feel like rolling my own

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    rsync with rsback, mysqldump
    rsback: pollux.franken.de

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    Rsync etc as above or;

    BackupPC: Open Source Backup to disk - hardlink based "dedup" like backup system.
    MySQLDumper - Backup your MySQL-Database (e.g. forum, guestbooks and online shops) - good for backing up large DBs.

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    rdiff-backup and a database backup script that runs just before rdiff-backup.

    Most stuff is templated or puppetable, so it's really only the data we care about.

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    MySQL stuff is dumped tarballed and then picked up via Backup PC in my old place along with configs/
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    Most of our linux servers are VMs so we use Veeam with pre & post snapshot scripts for stopping & starting MySQL/PostgreSQL etc.

    Otherwise use rsnapshot backup.

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    I guess it depends on how much data and how many servers. In my previous school that was as much as possible Linux based servers we used Amanda ( Amanda Network Backup: Open Source Backup for Linux, Windows, UNIX and OS X).

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