[PLUG] What are the most viable backup options for linux

Vivek Khurana hiddenharmony at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 09:56:06 PDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Chaitannya Mahatme
<chaitannya at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> I wanted to install an automatic backup and restore for my laptop. I wanted
> a solution which would take incremental backup of my primary partition every
> week or so.
> In case of disk failure I should be able to use a live cd and restore the
> disk in last good condition ?
>
> I found PING <http://ping.windowsdream.com/>, which is very similar to what
> I am looking for. An suggestions on that? BTW it does not have automatic
> backup, only lacuna.

 You have 3 options. Easiest will be to use rsync with a cron job. The
other two are amanda and bacula. My experience is that bacula is bit
easier to configure than amanda.

regards
VIvek
>
> Cheers !!!
> Chaitannya
>
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