Ways of Backup

July 7, 2015   

Theses are the list of backup tools I have tried out or interested in:

Arq

It is a client backup tool. It is good to install on mac or windows to backup personal files with AWS S3 or your server.

rsnapshot

Server backup tool. It is very easy to use and set up. Wet it once and then forgot about it.

Install

$ sudo aptitude install rsnapshot

Active

$ sudo vi /etc/cron.d/rsnapshot

Uncomment the last 4 lines

Configuration

$ sudo vi /etc/rsnapshot.conf
  • “BACKUP INTERVALS”: uncomment hourly, daily, weekly, etc. as you want.
  • “BACKUP POINTS / SCRIPTS”: uncomment or add path of folders you want to backup.

Checkout “/var/cache/rsnapshot/” to find your backed up data.

zbackup

Is another backup tool. I will try it in the future Inshallah.

Bacula

It is a very popular tool for server backups. Try it out.

References:

Manual backup

  • Compress
  • Sync to Amazon S3 by s3cmd
  • Use cron job to sync every specific time

bakthat

It is a python tool. I used it for a short time and replaced it with other tools.

crontab -e
0 12 * * * BAKTHAT_PASSWORD=type_password /usr/local/bin/bakthat backup path/of/folder/to/backup
0 12 * * * /usr/local/bin/bakthat rotate_backups Projects

attic

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