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Bontmia is a network-based backup tool that saves configurable numbers of last month, week, day, hour, and minute backups. Each backup is a complete snapshot of the original directories, and only new and changed files take up space when generating snapshots because of the use of hard links. Remote access is secure by using SSH. Only changes are transferred, which makes for a fast backup.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  26 Jul 2004 00:05

    Release Notes: Support has been added for specifying the directory for temporary files.

    •  01 Jun 2004 21:13

      Release Notes: Local backup works again (fixed typo). A repeating typo in the documentation has been fixed.

      •  01 Sep 2003 17:19

        Release Notes: The options have been changed by request. Which filters are applied to which backup is now visible. A dry run option has been added. The reverse lookup has been removed, as it resulted in hostnames of zero length when reverse lookups were not supported by the ISP. There is some cleanup.

        •  13 Jul 2003 10:54

          Release Notes: A snapshot is now created outside the archive directory moved into it when complete. The hostname is now also added on local backups and remote hostnames are resolved to the long version.

          •  24 Jun 2003 01:47

            Release Notes: The temporary directory is now handled automatically. Return values have been implemented. Errors during backup of one source no longer abort the program.

            Recent comments

            10 Feb 2010 10:54 PascalBauermeister

            I like this script, and use it since years for both business and private usage. Simple to use (so simple that I never switched to dirvish) and reliable.

            You need to integrate the call to bontmia into a shell script (called by cron) which will care for whatever needed (and specific to your servers) like services stopping/starting, volume mounting/unmounting, etc.

            Many thanks to John Enok Vollestad.

            29 Sep 2004 19:49 DmitriyZ

            Nice job! Really thanks for John Enok Vollestad!


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