[clug-talk] Partition fun

Mark Carlson carlsonmark at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 16:55:39 PST 2006


On 1/9/06, Mike Bougie <mike.bougie at gmail.com> wrote:
> is there a gnome tool for backing up /home?

I use Bacula [ http://bacula.org/ ] for backing up most of my stuff at
work.  Actually, I have it set up to back up 7 Windows boxes and 2
Linux boxes every night at 1AM.  It's quite the handy utility, as it
allows you to backup from specific dates/times in the past.  The only
downside is that it's somewhat complex to set up since you should
ideally have a computer dedicated to it as well as use a tape drive.

The way Bacula is set up is quite interesting, as it is split up into
three parts: the file daemon (user,) the director (tells the files
where to back up to,) and the storage daemon (receives the backups and
stores them on HD, tape, etc.)

I think the best part about Bacula is that it only backs up files that
need to be backed up (ones that have changed and are in a directory
you want backed up.)  Unfortunately, this comes at a cost of being
more difficult to set up (at least, when you're doing it the first
time.)

-Mark



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