[Box Backup] Backup Ninja
Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:09:03 +0000
On 31 Oct 2006, at 16:05, Richard Hurt wrote:
> I was just thinking about how to back up a live MySQL database using
> Box Backup. The only difference is that I would like to back up the
> database live using lazy mode, not dump it once a day. Any
> clues/hints from anyone?
> On 10/31/06, Jamie Neil <email@example.com> wrote:
>> In case there are any other Debian (or derived distro) Box Backup
>> 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
>> (backported from unstable) in our repository: http://
>> Hope someone finds it useful.
>> Jamie Neil | <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 0870 7777 454
>> Versado I.T. Services Ltd. | http://versado.net/ | 0845 450 1254
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