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Re: [SLE] What to backup
  • From: Jim Worrest <jjworrest@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 10:22:45 -0600
  • Message-id: <E1CPNuH-0002Se-00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 17:13 , Jerry Westrick <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:

>On Wednesday 03 November 2004 16:42, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>> Jerry,
>>
>> On Tuesday 02 November 2004 07:32, Jerry Westrick wrote:
>> > ...
>> >
>> > If you got the diskspace to make backups,
>> > then take a look at Storebackup..
>> > (on SuSE Cd's)...
>> >
>> > IMHO...
>> > It's the best backup system around...
>>
>> That's good to know, since I've yet to find a Linux backup "solution" I
>> like, having been quite spoiled by Retrospect on the Mac and Windows.
>>
>> However, this software seems a little pushy. I installed it yesterday
>> when your message came through but did not immediately start working on
>> it. This morning, I had my first failed status report on overnight cron
>> jobs. It came from an invalid invocation of storeBackup. (That, or a
>> valid invocation of an unconfigured setup.) To wit:
>>
>> -==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==-
>> ...
>> SCRIPT: logrotate, OK.
>> SCRIPT: storebackup exited with RETURNCODE = 255.
>> SCRIPT: output (stdout && stderr) follows
>>
>> no source directory specified!
>>
>> This program copies trees to another location. ...
>> -==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==-
>>
>> The installation RPM creates a template configuration file which is not
>> acceptable to use to run the program but which is used by the cron
>> script ("/etc/cron.daily/storebackup") simply by virtue of being where
>> it is, in "/etc/storebackup.d/". The cron script does not even
>> discriminate files in that directory based on some kind of name
>> pattern. It just assumes every file there is a well-formed storeBackup
>> configuration file that should be used to run a daily backup.
>>
>> > Jerry
>>
>> Randall Schulz
>
>
>
>Well it works over here...
>did you modify the file /etc/storebackup.d/storebackup.config ?
>there you need to define what should be back-up, to where and how many
>versions to keep...
>
>Jerry
>
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Gentlemen:
I've been looking around for backup programs for my SuSE 9.0 Pro. I
understand that
Bacula and star are good programs to use for backing up files. It would be
interesting to hear
other opinions. ---Jim


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