The dsnapshot script provides a high-level interface to the Linux Logical Volume Manager. It uses its block-level snapshot support to create directory snapshots. In contrast to block-level snapshots, directory snapshots resemble the file system layer. Thus, you can snapshot any directory that is on a logical volume without worrying about the actual logical volumes, mount points, and paths.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.