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Re: [K12OSN] backup solution for K12



On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:36:07 -0700
"Jim Kathan" <tkathan charter net> wrote:

> What's the simplest way to run daily or weekly backups for K12. should
> I just make a copy of the /home/ folder (which houses everyone's
> desktop and personal settings). will it be easy to import that back
> onto a new install of K12Fedora if something goes south? Will I have
> to redo all the file permissions?
> 
> And, what's a good, reliable way to make a full backup of the Fedora
> install? I have used things like BackupMYPC before, and Symantec
> BackupExec for automated backups.
> 
> Thanks!
> 


I use a script from Jason Pepas.  You can find it: 
    http://www.linux-backup.net/scripts/pepas.sh.txt

The script really is 3 files, 1 is the script, 1 is the "what to back
up" and one is the "what not to back up"  Pretty easy to use.  

Put it in cron:
     # The next line happen everyday, of every month at 4:00 AM
     0  4    * * *   root   /usr/local/sbin/backup.sh

And you will get automatic incromentail backups, and then full weekly
backups.  Then at the end of each week, you get an email reminder :-). 
I just burn that weeks worth of data onto a DVD and file it away. 
(Thought you might have bigger needs then a DVD, the idea is the same)


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