Simple Linux backup solution?
July 6, 2007 6:31 AM Subscribe
Is there such a thing as a simple unattended backup solution for a Linux box? I'm using Bacula right now but it's total overkill for my situation.
posted by tommasz to computers & internet (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a small server running Ubuntu Edgy. I have a need to backup a couple of directories (not an entire filesystem) on a regular basis. The box has a CD/DVD writer. The Bacula version I have handles DVDs but the Ubuntu package seems to lack any CD-R support. I know I can cobble up something using cdbackup/cdrecord along with tar or cpio but I was hoping for something that could deal with incremental backup/restore. Is there a simpler solution than Bacula that can do this? Right now I have it backing up to a disk file that I can than write to CD-R, but the CD write has to be done by hand. Switching to DVD is impractical for me at this point, though not impossible. Thanks!