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Re: Using Perl to help backup Linux server

by pboin (Deacon)
on Jul 18, 2003 at 16:02 UTC ( #275655=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Using Perl to help backup Linux server

I'd recommend a little-known utility called 'faubackup'.

It's written in perl, and available in Debian for sure.

Faubackup is really slick in that 1) when it does a new backup, it creates links for unchanged files, saving mucho disk space and 2) it comes pre-configured (on Debian at least) to keep something like 2 yearly images, 12 monthlies, 4 weeklies, and 14 dailys. It's designed to go disk-->disk, but you can then take those backup dirs and put them on media of your choice.

Very slick and small little utility -- one of my favorites.

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