[Box Backup] Backup Ninja

Jamie Neil boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:08:53 +0000

In case there are any other Debian (or derived distro) Box Backup users
out there, you might want to take a look at a program called Backup Ninja.

It's a backup scheduler that lets you configure a number of different
backup jobs in one place. Support for rdiff-backup and duplicity is
built in, but because it allows you to execute arbitary scripts
integrating boxbackup is trivial.

We have it set up to:

1) Dump the debian package list to a text file.

2) Dump all MySQL databases to compressed text files.

3) Run boxbackup in snapshot mode.

every day at 1am.

Current (sarge) version is quite old, but the version in backports is
(mostly) up to date and works well. You can also find the latest version
(backported from unstable) in our repository: http://ftp.versado.net/debian/

Hope someone finds it useful.

Jamie Neil | <jamie@versado.net> | 0870 7777 454
Versado I.T. Services Ltd. | http://versado.net/ | 0845 450 1254