Backup Manager 0.7.8

A small and basic tool for generating archives.
Backup Manager is a command line backup tool for GNU/Linux, designed to help you make daily archives of your file system.

Backup Manager is written in bash and perl and it can make tar, tar.gz,, and zip archives and can be run in a parallel mode with different configuration files.

Archives are kept for a given number of days and the upload system can use ftp or scp to transfer the generated archives to a list of remote hosts. The configuration file is very simple and basic and gettext is used for internationalization.

Main features:

  • Make tar, tar.gz, and zip archives.
  • Automatically burn the archives on CDR/CDRW media.
  • Logging to syslog is possible
  • Perform MD5 checksums when burning data on CDR to be sure that archives aren't corrupted.
  • Backup MySQL databases with mysqldump
  • Can be run in a parallel mode with different configuration files.
  • Keep and purge all the archives for a given number of days.
  • Upload the generated archives to remote hosts, either with ftp or scp.
  • Provide two diffrent ways of naming the tarballs.
  • Is completly integrated to the Debian environment.
  • The Debian package uses debconf to provide a quick and easy setup.

last updated on:
February 3rd, 2009, 19:10 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Alexis Sukrieh
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What's New in This Release:
  • This release fixes a bunch of bugs found in the previous release.
  • The most important bugs that were fixed are related to better support for external programs used for archive creation.
  • An annoying bug concerning the SCP upload feature was also closed.
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