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    Linux Backup software

    Anyone have any (good) experience of installing open source backup software on Linux (specifically Centos4/RHEL4)?

    I've tried MondoRescue - uninstalling/reinstalling multiple times, but it insists that mindi-busybox is missing. It works until it need to write to a disk/file. As Mondo won't install without busybox, I'm somewhat purplexed.

    Bacula seemed good, but again, it insists it needs something that I think is already there.

    I'd like something really simple. Load a RPM and bingo! Backup software works!

    I'd really like to backup my Moodle installation to tape/cd/dvd, whatever I can get to work - back to the metal if possible.

    Any suggestions (that won't take weeks to work out how to install?) ?????

    Ta very much.

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    Re: Linux Backup software

    I use rsync to backup Centos to another server, I then use tar in a cron script to backup to tape.
    Code:
     yum install rsync
    should do it, but its command line based so you probably want to read the manual

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    Re: Linux Backup software

    Assuming that you have a tape drive connected to the box, use cron to run a script eg :

    #!/bin/bash
    mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
    find /home -print | cpio -ovBH crc -O /dev/st0 >/var/log/backuplog 2>&1
    mt -f /dev/st0 rewoffl
    mt -f /dev/st0 eject

    If you don't like cpio, then use tar as suggested.

    If you want to backup to CD/DVD then something like
    #!/bin/bash
    IMG_SIZE=`mkisofs -R -q -print-size /home 2>&1 | sed -e "s/.* = //"`
    mkisofs -r /home | cdrecord speed=2 dev=1,1,0 tsize=${IMG_SIZE}s -data -

    oh yes, YMMV

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