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    Backup program suggestions

    I've tried several of the backup solutions available on Synaptic, but none have been a good fit for me.

    I'd like to find a program that can:

    1. Run at a scheduled time
    2. Run multiple backup profiles
    3. Compress the backed-up files
    4. Save to an external drive, and possible to an FTP site as well.
    5. Can run in the background.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: Backup program suggestions

    I am using sbackup
    - runs in background
    - compression is an option
    - saves to any drive, so external hdd is not a problem, don't think I can do ftp though. Do you really want to send your stuff through an unsecure connection?
    - you can schedule with cron to do night backups, it may have this option in the GUI
    - it has a command line option for the config file to use which should give you support for multiple profiles
    Lutz

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    Re: Backup program suggestions

    I'm using Grsync and backing up a 1.0 TB drive to a 1.5 TB drive. I've a built a script to execute on my own time. Being that my PC typically goes asleep after 30 minutes (conserving power). So if I'm going to be working with the computer for a good part of the day I'll fire the backup script.

    http://www.opbyte.it/grsync/
    Michael Nelson -=- AKA: Mopar1973Man
    Running 4 computers all with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS

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    Re: Backup program suggestions

    Code:
    rsync +.tar.gz
    or http://www.opbyte.it/grsync/ for the scripting-impaired.


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    Re: Backup program suggestions

    I use Luckybackup. It can set up a series of rsync tasks, log the results and schedule backups to run via cron, in the background.

    For compression, I backup to a btrfs partition with LZO compression turned on.

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    Re: Backup program suggestions

    Another thought comes to mind: do you need to backup an sql database?
    backupninja lets you write scripts and call mysqldump automatically as part of the backup process
    Lutz

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