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drdebian

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Add-On: BackupPC request.
« on: December 29, 2007, 04:04:11 am »
OK, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but here it goes anyway.

I think it would be cool if BackupPC (http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/) would be integrated into ebox, so it can really act as a central server for all needs, including backups.

Reason:
BackupPC is written in Perl, just like ebox.
In addition, it only uses tools that are already present on a stock ebox installation (excluding rsync perhaps).
Unlike other backup solutions, BackupPC requires no special client-side tools to be installed, which really helps ease of use. It can use anything from SSH, SMB or Rsync.
BackupPC is entirely disk based, so no tape handling is necessary.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 10:28:49 am »
I've just taken a look at it and it looks very nice.

Let's see if I can have some time to play with it and I'll get back to you with some feedback about its use with eBox.

Thanks!

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 02:48:44 pm »
I've just taken a look at it and it looks very nice.

Let's see if I can have some time to play with it and I'll get back to you with some feedback about its use with eBox.

Thanks!

No problem.

I forgot to mention that the configuration files for BackupPC are really easy to generate and starting with version 3.x, it also comes with it's own powerful webfrontend, which I'm sure can be integrated into ebox with little effort.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 09:39:58 pm »
+1   

 I also feel this would make a great a addition to ebox

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 10:41:08 am »
Hello, I would also appreciate backuppc on ebox.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 08:19:05 pm »
I also feel this is a very good addon to Ebox.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 09:19:54 am »
Hi all!

Is possible install backupPc plus ebox? (not as addon).

If we have it together will be perfect, but "as moment" will be nice to have it.

Previusly i used rdiff-backup, but it's not compatible with ebox

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 01:16:39 pm »
rdiff-backup is compatible with ebox if we use Ubuntu Server instead Debian Sarge Dist. :)

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 01:36:49 am »
... or take a look at RESTORE at www.restore-backup.com.

It's super simple to use. I think even simpler than BackupPC. I've used them both.

RESTORE also runs on Ubuntu 8.04.

I'm considering trying to put eBox and RESTORE on the same box to see if it works.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 08:16:36 am »
Just an update ...

I installed eBox from the ebox_installer iso today. After configuring the system I added RESTORE's Gutsy repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list file and installed RESTORE. So far the two systems seem to coexist just fine.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 03:03:12 pm »
Can restore be used to make a image of a PC and cast this image to a lot of other PCs through the network?

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008, 08:33:40 pm »
patcunha,

As far as I know, no, you can't do a complete image of a system with RESTORE. RESTORE is not a system image tool, it's a backup tool. If you want to make system clones, use a Symantec Ghost or some open source cloner. I don't have a need for cloning systems very often, so sorry if my suggestions are of limited help.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 01:28:31 pm »
Any word on if either BackupPC or RESTORE could be used? Both of them look like very capable solutions. I guess my asking for some kinda RSync or some way to do this was already looked at two years prior, haha. If it's not in eBox, I can at least install it manually no problem.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009, 03:00:43 pm »
Any word on if either BackupPC or RESTORE...

BackupPC - Most definitely, it has also been in the wish list for a while.

If you mean Restore-Backup
http://sourceforge.net/projects/restore/
it seems to no longer be in active development since January 2009.

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Re: Add-On: BackupPC request.
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009, 12:19:33 am »
Yeah, it's gone :(. I wanted to try it out too. BackupPC is by far, the best solution out of all the backup ones I have messed around with. Now if it would only work. I have too new a version of Samba for it so I don't wanna mess around with installing it until there's a newer one which will work with Samba 4.7.