[Wlug] backup programs
Wed, 20 Jun 2001 05:20:53 -0400
What I would like to see in a backup program:
o Simple configuration.
o Simple operation -- insert bulk media and bootable media
(floppy or CD to burn), and run the backup program with
one parameter (the configuration name). Good logging,
but ending with a clear "yes, this backup worked without
any problems", or "no, you aren't safe yet".
o Simple disaster recovery -- insert the bulk media and
bootable media pair, turn on power, answer "yes" to
"Is this a disaster recovery?" prompt, identify media,
and everything gets restored.
o Simple file restore -- to original location or parallel
o Catalogs on tape and optionally on disk. The ability to
copy take catalogs to disk.
o Support for multiple operating systems/boots/file system
types in one backup set.
At 22:44 19-06-2001 -0400, you wrote:
>I have noticed the lack of sufficient backup programs for
>linux. A friend an i have decided to write our own. We have
>come up with a good list of goals we want to hit. Before we
>started seriously working on the design, i wanted to ask
>the group of features they would like to see in a backup
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