[CentOS] Backing up CentOS

Tue Apr 18 22:04:27 UTC 2006
Benjamin Smith <lists at benjamindsmith.com>

// shameless plug follows // 

My biggest frustrations with other systems (such as amanda) included 
non-graceful recovery from a backup failure, incomprehensible configuration, 
poor handling of limited disk space, non-versioned backups, and backup 
formats that made recovering individual backups painful. 

Some time ago, I got frustrated, and wrote a disk-to-disk, versioned backup 
system with PHP. Combined with Samba, it can back up Windows hosts by 
mounting them on the local filesystem. 


It scratches my particular itch and works with virtually no further attention 
on my part, but lets me know if there's a problem. I hope you find this 


On Tuesday 18 April 2006 05:21, Chris Peikert wrote:
> Can anyone suggest a good open source/free backup software that works on
> CentOS?  I was reading through the manuals on how to back things up and it
> said do 1 of 2 things. Buy a 3rd party software packages or make one from
> source. Well I have no clue how to do the 2nd option and I don't want to
> spend any money so I figured I would as you gurus. BTW I am newb so easier
> the software the better. Thanks.

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