LBackup software is a simple open-source backup system, aimed at systems administrators who require reliable backups. LBackup is configured with configuration files and the backup is started from the command line.
The current version of LBackup has been tested for over 2 years. Although this is pre-release beta software, it is considered to be stable.
LBackup is nothing more than a front end to RSync. Therefore if your installation of Rsync is not set to preserve meta data required by your backup policy, then LBackup will not fix this for you. Instead you will need to install or compile a copy of RSync on or for your system which preserves the meta data required by your backup policy. This is particularly important if your backup policy requires the preservation of ACL's.
LBackup was originally developed by Lucid Information Systems. Today it is maintained by the LBackup team.
Here are some key features of "LBackup":
· Designed for User Data Backup
· Licensed under the GNU GPL
· Full Backup Tree
· Encrypted Backups (Transport and Storage)
· Email Reports
· Hard Links (Saving Space)
· RSync Back-end (Reliable)
· Pre and Post Actions (such as mounting and un-mounting volumes)
· Network Backup
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Various minor improvements.
· Added ability to archived rsync session log files.
· Very basic man page is now included.
· Improvements to post action subsystem.
· Added an option for disabling ACL preservation on darwin with custom rsync v3 installed.
· Added a basic example post action script which reports the backup completion time.
· Moved the configuration directory to /etc/lbackup
· Added options for the rsync –checksum to the LBackup configuration file.
· Added options for the rsync –numeric-ids to the LBackup configuration file.
· Added basic LINUX server support to the example sparse-bundle synchronization post action script.
· Added the ability to pass the -s flag to the lcd command so that it may be used within a script to search for files.