dbackup 1.1.0

dbackup is a disk-based client-server backup system for Linux or other UNIX systems.

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David Parrish
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dbackup is a disk-based client-server backup system for Linux or other UNIX systems.

dbackup works on the principal that disks are cheaper and more reliable than tapes.

Backups are started by cron probably on a daily basis by the client. The client backs up individual filesystems / directories with tar and sends the result to the server, which stores them in a simple tree-based directory structure.

Restores are trivial, either by using the supplied restore client, or by simply copying the appropriate tar files off the server and uncompressing them.

Here are some key features of "dbackup":

Backup very large filesystems as long as you have the disk space
Works with very large numbers of servers / filesystems
No state is kept on the client, it's all on the server
Backup to multiple backup servers in round-robin
Configuration can be global or per-server
Authentication for client restores (optional)
Trivial procedure for restores
Daily / Full incremental backups
Configurable number of days before old backup runs are deleted / archived to tape


Perl version 5.005 or above is required, but much better performance will be seen with 5.6 or above.

What's New in This Release:

This release is a major change that breaks backward compatibility.
However it is much more extensible and quite a bit cleaner.

Last updated on October 26th, 2006

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