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dbackup

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.

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  •  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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