flexbackup 1.2.1

flexbackup is a flexible backup tool.

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Paul Holcomb
ROOT \ System \ Archiving
flexbackup is for you if you have a single or small number of machines, amanda is "too much", and tarring things up by hand isn't nearly enough...

Here are some key features of "flexbackup":

· Easy to configure
· Uses dump, afio, GNU tar, cpio, star, pax, or zip archivers
· Full and numbered levels of incremental backup (acts like "dump")
· Compression and buffering options for all backup types
· Does remote filesystems (over rsh/ssh; no special service)
· Package delta mode can backup files not owned by rpm, or owned+changed files.
· Writes to tapes, on-disk archive files, or on-disk directory trees
· Keeps a table of contents so you know what archives are on each tape
· Nice log files


· perl
· fileutils, findutils (a "find" capable of using the -regex switch)
· one or more of dump/restore, afio, GNU tar, star, pax, cpio, zip
· mt (if using tapes)
· gzip, bzip2, lzop, or compress (optional)
· buffer (optional) [needs patches or recompile for 2+GB file support]


Please see "flexbackup -help" and the config file comments, or the
flexbackup(1) and flexbackup.conf(5) manpages. There are many useful
options that aren't appropriate to describe here.

To do a full backup of /home:

flexbackup -dir /home

For nightly incremental backups, run something like this via cron:

flexbackup -set all -level 9

To do a full backup of /usr from machine "otherhost", forcing cpio type:

flexbackup -dir otherhost:/usr -type cpio

To do an level 5 incremental backup of a named backup set:

flexbackup -set backupset2 -level 5

Extract all files from file number 1 on the tape into current directory:

flexbackup -extract -num 1

Compare afio archive at current tape position with the current

flexbackup -compare -type afio

Extract files listed in "restorelist" from an on-disk file:

flexbackup -extract home.0.19990930.afio -flist restorelist

List what backups are on this tape:

flexbackup -toc

Last updated on April 12th, 2005

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