mysqlblasy is a Perl script for automating MySQL database backups. It uses "mysqldump" for dumping mysql databases to the files sytem. It was written with automated usage in mind. For example, it is silent during operation, and only produces noise on errors/problems. It rotates backups automatically to prevent the backup disk from getting full when the administrator is on vacation (or is lazy).
Attic is a deduplicating backup program. The main goal of attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to back up data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only actual changes are stored. Main features: space efficient storage, optional data encryption, and off-site backups.
The dump package contains both dump and restore. Dump examines files in a filesystem, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape or other storage medium. The restore command performs the inverse function of dump; it can restore a full backup of a filesystem. Subsequent incremental backups can then be layered on top of the full backup. Single files and directory subtrees may also be restored from full or partial backups.
scdbackup is a simplified CD/DVD backup program for Linux. It can back up large amounts of data on one or more media, with no special tools needed for reading the backup. It supports ISO9660 filesystems and afio archives. Its special features are automatic division of data into multiple volumes, verification of write success, incremental backups, a search and restore helper for large ISO9660 backups. CDs get written via cdrecord, wodim, cdrskin, or xorriso. DVDs and BDs get written via growisofs, cdrskin, or xorriso.
MySQLBackup is a script that allows you to make date-time stamped backups of individual MySQL databases. Each database backup is a gzip compressed SQL script that can be restored and imported via the mysql command line tool. The tables of each database being backed up are locked, preserving data integrity. While this does temporarily prevent writes to the tables, the impact is reduced by backing up each database separately. This script backs up all databases accessible to the mysql user that it is configured to use. That means this script is useful to the sysadmin as well as to regular users who wish to maintain backups of their own MySQL databases.
amandalogp is a package whose goal is to facilitate the interpretation of the logs and reports produced by Amanda (the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver). It will parse the mail sent by Amanda (typically as a procmail filter) and send a colorized HTML version of that report which helps monitor a specific set of machines of special interest to some admins.
Userexitd for TSM is a configurable handler for Tivoli Storage Manager events. It allows an administrator to filter events using regular expressions and run various actions for TSM events, such as sending mail and SNMP traps, writing messages into syslog, and running scripts and programs. This software consists of two parts: a simple shared library (userexit.so), which is dynamically linked to the TSM Server as a user exit and communicates using a socket with the userexitd daemon, which runs as a separate service. The daemon is configured with an XML configuration file.
Crackup is a pretty simple, pretty secure remote backup solution for folks who want to keep their data securely backed up but aren’t particularly concerned about bandwidth usage. Backups are compressed and (optionally) encrypted via GPG and can be transferred to the remote location over a variety of protocols, including FTP. Additional storage drivers can easily be written in Ruby.