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Automated Backup

Postby keithclark on Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:37 pm

What is the best way to automatically backup and store that backup file to a network location?

Thanks,

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Re: Automated Backup

Postby newW2 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:19 pm

I give up what is the best way? :lol: Sorry I could not resist.
Here are some ideas (that may be as potent as asking which Canadian Hokey team is the best):
viewtopic.php?f=47&p=81116#p81104
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/quickstart-ba ... asily.html
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/hubackup-back ... users.html
Clonezilla
Acronis
FOG
rsync or grsync
Personally I don't know what the best is. I've used Clonezilla and Acronis but not for scheduled backups. The Linux Action Show has video / pod casts that compared so of these utils.
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Re: Automated Backup

Postby keithclark on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:21 pm

Thanks! And you are correct. I should have just asked for automated backup program suggestions. Not "The Best"!

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Re: Automated Backup

Postby kwisher on Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:25 pm

I was using Simple Backup Suite in Elyssa/Hardy. It is available in the repo's. It seems this package does not work with Mint6/Intrepid. I have started using a package called Back In Time. It is working out really well. You can schedule backups and locate the backup location anywhere on your network.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Automated Backup

Postby keithclark on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:05 pm

kwisher wrote:I was using Simple Backup Suite in Elyssa/Hardy. It is available in the repo's. It seems this package does not work with Mint6/Intrepid. I have started using a package called Back In Time. It is working out really well. You can schedule backups and locate the backup location anywhere on your network.


Where did you get Back in Time from? I tried it from http://www.le-web.org/back-in-time/#repository and the repository did not work for me. It just gave 404 errors.

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Re: Automated Backup

Postby kwisher on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:36 pm

I downloaded the two deb packages. I did not add the their repository until I read your post. I followed the directions from here http://www.le-web.org/back-in-time/ under the section titled "Ubuntu Hardy & Intrepid repository". When I did a apt-get upgrade my installed version from the deb packages was upgraded.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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