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dellsweig
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looking for tool for backup to network device

Greetings

I am using Ubuntu 12 on sevaeral machines on my network and wish to setup a backup similar to the OSX TimeMachine.

I have a networked fireproof/waterproof backup device that is accessable to the Ubuntu boxes.

Any suggestions for a tool that will fit this bill??
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reply to dellsweig

I've just done a backup over LAN and rsync over ssh might be of interest.

e.g.

$ rsync -avz --delete -e ssh /movie rolf@192.168.1.106:/media/mediabak/
 

That was for a first-time/occasional backup and rsync can be scripted for periodic backups, for a simple example:

$ sh ./rolf.backup.rsync.command
 

where the script contents are:

$ cat rolf.backup.rsync.command
for i in `cat rolf.backup`; do rsync -avz --delete --exclude 'default/kykd3xj8.slt/Cache' --exclude 'seamonkey/w1o08opq.default/Cache' --exclude 'lan/handycam' $i /backup/rolf/; done


the backup partition is mounted rw at /backup, and the contents of rolf.backup are the backup target paths, one per line. I haven't got the --exclude syntax right, for some reason, but the backup is effective, otherwise.

We haven't gone to market with the combo NAS/external exclosure/internet device used in the first example but, if you PM me your email addy, I'll put you on our "Notify Me" list. ;)




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Advice in passing: do away with the home-grown one-liner and instead replace it with rsnapshot. Trust me, you'll be a lot happier, and it's less stuff for you to have to write/manage.
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reply to dellsweig

Have you tried Deja Dupe? It comes installed by default and can backup to a local drive or remotely via ftp, sftp/ssh, WebDav, smb, or Ubuntu One. You can set how often to back up, and how long to keep backups. So you could backup daily, but only keep a week worth of backups. I believe it does incremental backups so if you only add a few files between backups it doesn't have to compress and upload everything again.
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