Ways of Backup

Jul 7, 2015, updated Aug 11, 2019 Development

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

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.

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Manual backup

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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