SafeHaven provides a new approach to backup. The basic idea is to store contents away once and forever. No two copies of the same contents will be saved by SafeHaven unless they are presented in two different formats, and even then, SafeHaven attempts to be as smart as possible, and will recognize the most common formats, including compressed files, archives, and ISO image files.
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.
Backup-DVD is a simple script to backup the entire system on a rewritable DVD. It is designed to be manily used as a cron job. It logs operations in /var/log/backup.log and sends feedback by email, and it is fully configurable by editing /etc/backup-dvd/backup-dvd.conf. This script cannot be run as sudo; it must be run directly as root.
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.
Random Access Backup (RAB) is a simple backup system featuring backups to removable media, like DVD RAM, MO media, and CD. Files to be backed up are first written to a removable medium. When enough files have accumulated, RAB writes a checkpoint of the current backup state to CD. The primary part of RAB is a library which may be used to create customized backup applications for your special needs.
osarchiver (Operating System Archiver) creates CD/DVD backup images, useful for operating system disaster recovery. It features compact size, utilization of already-present operating system functionality, multiple Red Hat version compatibility, multi-volume capability, parallel compression, and hardware flexibility.
The purpose of zdisk is to have a kernel of your choice and a rescue system on one floppy or cdrom disk. Zdisk copies a kernel of your choice to a floppy and puts a rescue system on the same floppy, creating a boot/rescue floppy. The kernel can't be more than 1070Kb in size. Ramf-117.exe at the same site has a similar rescue system, except it comes with a IDE kernel.