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Old 01-05-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:11:20 +1100
>From: Cameron Simpson <cs@zip.com.au>
>
>On 05Jan2009 16:42, m.roth2006@rcn.com <m.roth2006@rcn.com> wrote:
>| Ok, I've *just* become aware of a new requirement, and that would seem
>| to preclude, say, Bacula. This is that I *cannot* have a backup initiated
>| from the repository server - it *must* be initiated client side. So,
>| what am I looking at, amanda, or am I back to say, rsync and/or scp?
>
>What if the client prods the repository server, which then starts a
>backup?

Not sure (from his response) if that's really acceptable. Heh - I think I found my next F/OSS project....

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:55 PM
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2009/1/5 <m.roth2006@rcn.com>:
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:11:20 +1100
>>From: Cameron Simpson <cs@zip.com.au>
>>
>>On 05Jan2009 16:42, m.roth2006@rcn.com <m.roth2006@rcn.com> wrote:
>>| Ok, I've *just* become aware of a new requirement, and that would seem
>>| to preclude, say, Bacula. This is that I *cannot* have a backup initiated
>>| from the repository server - it *must* be initiated client side. So,
>>| what am I looking at, amanda, or am I back to say, rsync and/or scp?
>>
>>What if the client prods the repository server, which then starts a
>>backup?
>
> Not sure (from his response) if that's really acceptable. Heh - I think I found my next F/OSS project....
>
> mark
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Start reading the sources or the documentation! Join the mailing list
and read the archives. If you are planning the back up strategy them
plan it well. If if it's a legacy system them read up!!!!

Man, bacula is a beast. Took me some real time to get the jargon but
it /works/ and you can more or less leave it alone to do its job.

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Michael Terry
 
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Hello! I'm doing a bit of research for my proposal for Ubuntu Desktop
to install the GNOME-based Déjà Dup backup tool by default. (btw,
please cc: me)

I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
ground. Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
recommends?

Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
regarded in the server community? I'm curious if there is any mindshare
overlap at all.

[1] http://duplicity.nongnu.org/

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:03 AM
James Gray
 
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On 20/04/2011, at 12:33 AM, Michael Terry wrote:

> Hello! I'm doing a bit of research for my proposal for Ubuntu Desktop
> to install the GNOME-based Déjà Dup backup tool by default. (btw,
> please cc: me)
>
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground. Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?
>
> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community? I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.
>
> [1] http://duplicity.nongnu.org/

I've always been a big "Bacula" fan. There's a *really* good Webmin module for it and if you absolutely must have a dedicated GUI try "bat" (Qt-based Bacula front end). I've been using Bacula for quite a few years in both professional and personal duties using various backup media (DVD, HDD, Tape - including autoloaders) to/from multiple systems and never had any problems. Usual disclaimers apply and YYMV

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:47 AM
Laurent Dinclaux
 
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2011/4/20 James Gray <james@gray.net.au>


I've always been a big "Bacula" fan. *There's a *really* good Webmin module for it and if you absolutely must have a dedicated GUI try "bat" (Qt-based Bacula front end). *I've been using Bacula for quite a few years in both professional and personal duties using various backup media (DVD, HDD, Tape - including autoloaders) to/from multiple systems and never had any problems. *Usual disclaimers apply and YYMV




I use rdiff-backup on all my servers and it is fast, reliable, and easy to use/restore.

I am happy with it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:49 AM
"Fabio T. Leitao"
 
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For my desktop I usually use BackInTime, which has a really good GUI for rsync and hardlinks (to prevent disk waste) in a similar way that Apple does with TimeMachine ... I have set it to save to an external HDD with the autoremove feature keeping a smart schedule to drop the older files. Really easy to use, good GUI, fast to restore, crontab, textual config file under ~/.config ...


Have in mind, it has nothing to do with a full feature backup solution for a server / enterprise / datacenter

2011/4/20 Laurent Dinclaux <laurent@gecka.com>






2011/4/20 James Gray <james@gray.net.au>


I've always been a big "Bacula" fan. *There's a *really* good Webmin module for it and if you absolutely must have a dedicated GUI try "bat" (Qt-based Bacula front end). *I've been using Bacula for quite a few years in both professional and personal duties using various backup media (DVD, HDD, Tape - including autoloaders) to/from multiple systems and never had any problems. *Usual disclaimers apply and YYMV






I use rdiff-backup on all my servers and it is fast, reliable, and easy to use/restore.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:46 PM
Alon Swartz
 
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Hi Michael,

On 04/19/11 17:33, Michael Terry wrote:
> Hello! I'm doing a bit of research for my proposal for Ubuntu Desktop
> to install the GNOME-based Déjà Dup backup tool by default. (btw,
> please cc: me)
>
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground. Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?

For server backups I'd recommend TurnKey Backup and Migration [1], a
pain-free, smart backup and migration system that just works. No
configuration required.

> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community? I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.

TKLBAM uses duplicity as its backend, so in general I'd recommend it.

Disclaimer: I'm one of the TurnKey Linux developers.

[1] https://hub.turnkeylinux.org/tour/backup/

Cheers,
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:46 PM
Alon Swartz
 
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Hi Michael,

On 04/19/11 17:33, Michael Terry wrote:
> Hello! I'm doing a bit of research for my proposal for Ubuntu Desktop
> to install the GNOME-based Déjà Dup backup tool by default. (btw,
> please cc: me)
>
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground. Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?

For server backups I'd recommend TurnKey Backup and Migration [1], a
pain-free, smart backup and migration system that just works. No
configuration required.

> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community? I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.

TKLBAM uses duplicity as its backend, so in general I'd recommend it.

Disclaimer: I'm one of the TurnKey Linux developers.

[1] https://hub.turnkeylinux.org/tour/backup/

Cheers,
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Soren Hansen
 
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2011/4/19 Michael Terry <michael.terry@canonical.com>:
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground. *Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?
>
> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community? *I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.

I almost exclusively use Duplicity. I find its seamless integration
with GnuPG and cloud storage solutions (specifically Rackspace Cloud
Files (and hence Openstack storage) as well as Amazon S3) extremely
handy.

I used to use Bacula (and haven't completely phased it out anywhere,
but that's only due to lack of time, not missing functionality or
anything like that). I'd throw my backups on a server with lots of
space and then I'd run a script that would copy full volumes to Amazon
S3. Eventually, I got severely fed up with having to maintain this box
for temporary storage.

My only gripe with Duplicity is that it doesn't detect hard linked
files, but I hardly ever use hard links anyway. It's also worth noting
that even though duplicity is one of the very, very few backup tools
that *says* it doesn't support hard links, it's far from the only one
that doesn't actually support it. Many other backup tools are simply
blissfully unaware of this shortcoming in them.

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Soren Hansen
 
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2011/4/19 Michael Terry <michael.terry@canonical.com>:
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground. *Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?
>
> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community? *I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.

I almost exclusively use Duplicity. I find its seamless integration
with GnuPG and cloud storage solutions (specifically Rackspace Cloud
Files (and hence Openstack storage) as well as Amazon S3) extremely
handy.

I used to use Bacula (and haven't completely phased it out anywhere,
but that's only due to lack of time, not missing functionality or
anything like that). I'd throw my backups on a server with lots of
space and then I'd run a script that would copy full volumes to Amazon
S3. Eventually, I got severely fed up with having to maintain this box
for temporary storage.

My only gripe with Duplicity is that it doesn't detect hard linked
files, but I hardly ever use hard links anyway. It's also worth noting
that even though duplicity is one of the very, very few backup tools
that *says* it doesn't support hard links, it's far from the only one
that doesn't actually support it. Many other backup tools are simply
blissfully unaware of this shortcoming in them.

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