Backup Buddy 0.85
Backup Buddy is a set of scripts which make versioned, disk-to-disk, backups via rsync easy
Backup Buddy is a set of scripts which make versioned, disk-to-disk, backups via rsync easy. Backup Buddy will allow you to set up disk-to-disk backups that happen automatically.
I hate tapes. They're messy, time-wasting, and nowadays, surprisingly expensive. Don't forget unreliable and inconvenient.
In my experience, if somebody has to be made to swap tapes routinely, then backups generally just aren't done routinely.
I've been using rsync for some time to mirror my primary webserver to a backup server on an independent network, to cover things in a worst-case scenario.
After trying a few other options, and not finding anything truly "good enough" for real backups, I wrote Backup Buddy.
Here are some key features of "Backup Buddy":
1) cp bbbackup-perform.php /usr/local/bin
2) cp etc_bbuddy.conf /etc/bbuddy.conf
3) Edit /etc/bbuddy.conf
A) define the vault. This is where your backups will go.
B) define the accounts. Make a directory in vault with the same
name as the accounts. Read/set the other options as you see fit.
4) In each account directory, cp account_bbuddy.conf bbuddy.conf
5) Edit bbuddy.conf in each account directory. Define values as you see fit.
6a) You can run "bbbackup-perform.php -all" to get all accounts you defined above.
6b) if you want to run an individual account, run "bbbackup-perform.php account",
where account is the name of the account you wish to back up singly.
6c) You can perform backups to a specific group of accounts. EG:
"bbbackup-perform.php groupservers " where "groupservers" is what you identified
You can run multiple instances of bbbackup-perform so long as the same account
or groupname isn't called twice. Make sure you don't run an account and a group
containing that account at the same time - this can cause thrashing and can
make BackupBuddy to "get stuck". If you wish to run different instances at
the same time, NEVER USE -all (which is now deprecated)
7) Run via crontab to make automatic.
What's New in This Release:
tags bbuddy conf bbbackup perform etc bbuddy backup buddy the same perform php you can disk space can run account directory same time you wish each account
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