[TriLUG] New Year's Resolution: Backup my data (backuppc rocks)

Jim Ray jim at neuse.net
Wed Dec 31 08:49:02 EST 2008

What kind of production rate to you get? Does it have continuous backup
capability? Sounds like an interesting bit of code.

Happy New Year, and God bless all regardless of what BBQ sauce you


-----Original Message-----
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Jeff Ellis
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 8:24 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: [TriLUG] New Year's Resolution: Backup my data (backuppc rocks)

I've been meaning to setup a backup system for a set of computers at
home.  A recent disk failure and the loss of a few months of data have
provided the kick in the pants needed to get moving on that project.  I
know this has been discussed here before, in several threads which I
read but did nothing about, but with the new year dawning it seemed like
a good time to throw in another plug for the Backuppc software.  It
absolutely rocks, quietly backing up any number Linux and Windows PCs
(without having to place the files in a shared directory), providing an
easy web interface for configuration / restoring files, and compressing
and sharing files to save backup space.  Now, I'm sure that on a list
like this everyone but me is religious about their backups, but just in
case, I thought I'd share ;).  Give it a try if you're running a Linux
server.  It's available via the package manager for Ubuntu (not sure
about other distros) and you can find more details at:


Now I just need to get a couple of external drives for a rotating
offsite backup scheme via sneakernet (cable modem upload speed just
seems to slow to backup 100's of GB over the internet) and I can sleep
at night again.

Happy New Year,
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