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dbackup is a disk-based client-server backup system for Linux or other UNIX systems. It works on the principle that disks are cheaper and more reliable than tapes. Backups are started by cron, probably on a daily basis, by the client. The client backs up individual filesystems or directories with tar and sends the result to the server, which stores them in a simple tree-based directory structure. Restores are trivial, either by using the supplied restore client, or by simply copying the appropriate tar files off the server and uncompressing them.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  26 Oct 2006 10:00

    Release Notes: This release is a major change that breaks backward compatibility. However it is much more extensible and quite a bit cleaner.

    •  14 May 2003 06:22

      Release Notes: Binmode :raw is now used for all file handles, which should fix the "Wide character in syswrite" errors that occured with Red Hat 8.0/9.0. This release also works better with localized distributions.

      •  08 May 2003 09:13

        Release Notes: This release adds an entry to /etc/services and requires xinetd. The default paths for binaries and config files were changed, and safe_mode is no longer the default in dbackup_archive, but can be enabled with -s. More stats are available in dbackup_report, and dbackup_server now copes better with out-of-space errors. dbackup_verify now makes a two-stage check. Testing, verbose, and skip MD5 are now options. A filesystem handling bug in dbackup_client was also fixed.

        •  10 Dec 2002 03:45

          Release Notes: A fix for a problem with argument handling pulling out filesystems to back up.

          •  09 Dec 2002 05:18

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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