The CloneIt system was created to copy and essentially clone harddisks of identical PCs through a network. This is a common task when installing server racks or farms or when updating a computer-lab setup where one deals with identical machines. The system software consists of a Linux boot floppy and a ramdisk floppy with minimal system utilities that can perform the task of copying the complete contents of disk devices through a network.
NewSyslog is an updated version of a package put together by Theodore Tso of MIT Project Athena (which is included in NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc.). It manages the rotation and archiving of log files (primarily those written to by syslogd). This version has a mix of features from all of the other versions, and it has been made more portable than any of the others with the help of GNU Autoconf.
plbackitup is a simple Perl script for backing up directories/files to a tarball. It uses a flat file database for selecting what to backup, and features logging, excludes, email notification, FTP backup files, scp files, and removing old tarballs in the backup directory. It can be run as a cron job or manually.