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Backup How would you like to backup your Linux and Windows machines? There's a huge amount of available backupsoftware. Which one fits best? Well, that depends. I prefer it simple and I want full control. No proprietary fileformats, no packed archives, no tapes and no clumsy , , ,
dd_rescue Home of dd_rescue is <http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/> dd_rescue is your friend if you have to recover data from a crased harddrive. This tool will scratch all recoverable data out of your broken drive. # standard run: dd_rescue input output dd_rhelp (rescue hard disk helper) - bash script to manage dd_rescue conveniently ,
lftp A powerful ftp client: lftp Mirror Directories via FTP Have you ever encountered the problem to backup a complex webspace, only accessible via ftp? No chance to tar or rsync? Then you need a good ftp client capable of doing a recursive download of the site, optimally able to mirror source and destination. ,
Robocopy Robocopy: “Robust File Copy”, is a command-line directory and/or file replication command. Robocopy comes with Windows Vista. If you're still using Windows XP you can download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools from Mircrosoft which contains robocopy besides other tools. ,
rsync Home of rsync is <http://rsync.samba.org> Example script using rsync to sync some directories from given remote host to the local system: #!/bin/bash # # 2008-02-10/TB # REMOTE= declare -a SOURCEDIR SOURCEDIR=" /etc/vsftpd.conf /var/www/ /root/scripts/ /home/admin/" LOG=/rs.log # to avoid a dry-run comment out the following line: DRY=--dry-run # reset or create the logfile (zero bytes): > $LOG for i in ${QUELLDIR[*]}; do echo -e "$i\n" >> $LOG rsync -av… , ,
tar Use ssh to tar a directory on a remote host to a local directory: cd /usr/src/somedir ssh host.domain.tld "tar -czv -C /usr/src/somedir -f - ." | tar xzf - - or - cd /usr/src ssh host.domain.tld "tar -czv -C /usr/src -f - otherdir/" | tar xzf -
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