wgrab is a Perl script for for retrieving Web documents from the command line. It allows you to use date-based and/or number-based patterns to specify the documents to download. Regular expressions can be used to restrict which references are to be followed when performing recursive retrieval.
rsynchelper helps you use the mirroring program rsync. rsynchelper makes it easier for groups of servers to cooperate in mirroring. rsynchelper makes it easier to make your content available for others to mirror, makes it easier to mirror someone else's content, and it automates the maintenance of an accurate list of who is maintaining which content.
fsbackup is an incremental backup creation utility. It supports backup compression and encryption. Backups can be stored on the local file system, and a remote host (via SSH, or FTP). Some additional scripts allow backup SQL tables from PostgreSQL and MySQL, save system configuration files, and a list of installed packages. Backed-up files can be recovered, and system packages can be reinstalled.
ldapsync.pl is a simple Perl script that uses Net::LDAP to copy new and updated records to a second LDAP server. Although most LDAP servers offer some sort of replication facility, this approach allows the frequency of updates to be controlled. It can be used to copy information between LDAP servers in different security layers without the individual servers having permission to contact each other. It was developed using the SunONE Directory Server on Solaris 9.
Many project are mirrored worldwide. Mirmon helps in monitoring these mirrors. In a concise graphic format, mirmon shows each site's history of the last two weeks, making it easy to spot stale or dead mirrors. Mirmon quietly probes a subset of the sites in a given list, writes the results in the "state" file, and generates a Web page with the results. The package includes a Perl module called Mirmon.pm; this makes it easy to write applications related to mirmon.