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dobackup.pl - performs incremental backups
Supported options are:
-d [INT], --debug [INT]
A flexible Perl script to handle unattended incremental backups of multiple
servers. Handles multiple media sets with automatic media preparation and
rotation, configurable 'what-to-backup', global exclusion patterns, user
settable 'don't-backup-this-directory' metafiles. Design goal:
zero-maintenance, nothing to do except change the media when told.
- -h, --help
Output help information and exit.
- -V, --version
Output version information and exit.
- -d <integer>, --debug <integer>
Set debugging level to <integer>, or to 1 if <integer> is omitted.
Tests to see if all backup requirements have been satisfied, individually, for each configured host. Running in --test mode does not perform a backup.
- --config <filename>
Use <filename> as the config file. Default is /etc/dobackup.conf.
- --timestamp <long>
Override the timestamp of the last backup, and use the supplied timestamp which should be the number of seconds since 1970/01/01 00:00:00. Only files that have been modified since this time are backed up.
This is a shorcut form of --timestamp 0, forcing a complete non-incremental backup.
- --host <hostname>
Only backup the specified defined host instead of all hosts.
For Mediasets with multiple Mediaunits, eject the current mediaunit and prepare for receiving the next mediaunit after this backup has completed. NOTE: When used in conjunction with the --test option, this will rotate the mediaunits immediately without performing a backup.
the default config file for dobackup.
the default location for log files produced by dobackup.
included in the distribution, contains well-commented examples of all available config file directives.
To run this program the standard way type:
To perform a full backup, say at the start of the month:
To eject the media after this backup:
Ian E. Morgan <imorgan at webcon dot net>
Robert Hardy <rhardy at webcon dot net>
Miscellaneous suggestions and bug reports by a number of active users. They know who they are.
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