backupIT is a script to backup local and remote filesystems onto a remote tape drive. It includes a collection of functions to send mail, to use system commands to drive a tape library, and to use NetBackup(tm) to drive a tape library. backupIT uses rsh/ssh to connect to remote hosts, and it supports ufs, vxfs, and ext2 file systems. It works on Solaris, Slackware Linux, and Red Hat Linux systems. backupIT requires the dump utility, which might not be installed on Linux systems.
Mail2sh makes it possible to carry out shell commands by email. Email is sent to a particular user on your host and the commands will be carried out if the user and password given matches ones in /etc/passwd. Commands are executed with the user's privileges, and combined with a PGP module ensures a certain level of security for use. Note that the system is not natively encrypted, so use of an encryption mechanism is highly recommended for security reasons.
APT-RPM is a port of Debian's APT tools for RPM based distributions (Conectiva, Red Hat, SuSE, ALT-Linux, etc). APT is an advanced package management utility front-end which allows you to easily perform package installation, upgrading and removal. Dependencies are automatically handled, so if you try to install a package that needs others to be installed, it will download all needed packages and install them.
The Heirloom Toolchest is a collection of standard Unix utilities. It was derived from original Unix material released as open source by Caldera and Sun, and contains multiple versions of each utility corresponding to SVID3/SVR4, SVID4/SVR4.2MP, POSIX.2-1992/SUSV2, POSIX.1-2001/SUSV3, and 4BSD (SVR4 /usr/ucb). It processes lines of arbitrary length and in many cases binary input data, supports characters in UTF-8 and many East Asian encodings, and contains more than 100 individual utilities including bc, cpio, diff, ed, file, find, grep, man, nawk, oawk, pax, ps, sed, sort, spell, and tar. Extensive documentation is included.
MyPurgeLogs is a script that can delete files older than a number of days and can rotate and compress other files. It simply reads a configuration file to know what it must do. Wildcards for directories and files are allowed. The compression's method is determined to optimize the free space on the filesystem. This script has only been tested on AIX.
MT-write is a binary patch for multi-threaded writing. It comes in the form of a shared object that can be preloaded to programs like tar to make their write operations multi-threaded. Multi-threaded writing can improve performance on RAM based filesystems and highly scalable filesystems with multiple spindles.