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).
restore CD/DVD allows you to create a CD or DVD that can be used to backup whole hard disk partitions from any OS and restore them without user interaction. These can be used in a manner similar to vendor-provided rescue CDs included with new computers, but with all your own settings.
SaraB works with DAR (Disk ARchive) to schedule and rotate backups on random-access media (i.e. hard drives, CDs, DVDs, Zip, or anything else except magnetic tapes). It provides a powerful rotation schedule which allows administrators to create a custom rotation that fits the needs of their network. There is no need to worry about manually rotating, labeling, and properly storing the tapes. It supports the Towers of Hanoi, Grandfather-Father-Son, or any custom backup rotation strategy. It is easy to use and highly configurable.
Magic Mirror Backup works by copying the files and folders on your computer to other computers within your office. In exchange, these other computers also copy their own files onto your computer. This sharing of backups has quite a few advantages not the least of which are that it is extremely convenient and cost effective. (This symbiotic mechanism for backing up data is often called peer to peer backup or p2p backup.) There is also an optional off-site component so that you can additionally backup to a remote server to protect against office-wide failures like fire, theft, or hurricanes.
DirSync is a directory synchronizer that takes a source and destination directory as arguments and recursively ensures that the two directories are identical. It can be used to create incremental copies of large chunks of data. For example, if your file server's contents are in the directory /data, you can make a copy in a directory called /backup with the command "dirsync /data /backup." The first time you run it, all data will be copied. On subsequent runs, only the changed files are copied.
AntFlow builds upon Apache Ant to provide a new approach to simplifying system automation that uses pipelines of hot folders chained together to perform a given task. Using XML, it associates an automated task such as data transfer, encryption, or XML processing with a directory on the local system. Whenever a file is copied or written into the hot folder, the associated task is executed and the file is moved to the next hot folder in the pipeline for further processing.