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Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network. Its main intended purpose is backing up a user's personal data." This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope).

Management Of Backups With DAT Devices

Management Of Backups With DAT Devices

I had the chance to use a DAT device (an old HP SuperStore DAT24) to make copy on tapes. I didn't want to install any new software to manage that task. This guide can be considered a first step to know how the thing can work. Then, everybody can customize it according to the personal needs.

DRBD 8.3 Third Node Replication With Debian Etch

DRBD 8.3 Third Node Replication With Debian Etch

The recent release of DRBD 8.3 now includes The Third Node feature as a freely available component. This document will cover the basics of setting up a third node on a standard Debian Etch installation. At the end of this tutorial you will have a DRBD device that can be utilized as a SAN, an iSCSI target, a file server, or a database server.

Back Up LVM XEN Guest Containing LVs

Back Up LVM XEN Guest Containing LVs

In my day-job all our Linux boxes (bar 3) are Xen VMs. I wanted a way to take a backup of these with out the risk of the files changing underneath. For performance reasons I am running all of them on Logical Volumes.Within these VMs the DomU OS is once again using LVM for various reasons. This does create some headaches for taking the backup.

Mirror Your Web Site With rsync On Fedora 10

Mirror Your Web Site With rsync On Fedora 10

This tutorial shows how you can mirror your web site from your main web server to a backup server (both running Fedora 10) that can take over if the main server fails. We use the tool rsync for this, and we make it run through a cron job that checks every x minutes if there is something to update on the mirror. Thus your backup server should usually be up to date if it has to take over.

How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Ubuntu 8.10

How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Ubuntu 8.10

mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. This article shows how to use it on an Ubuntu 8.10 server.

ZRM 2.1: Backing Up MySQL Partitioned Tables

ZRM 2.1: Backing Up MySQL Partitioned Tables

MySQL 5.1 is generally available for production use. One of the key features of MySQL 5.1 is partitioning. This how to shows how to install and configure Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL (ZRM) 2.1 to perform backup and recovery of MySQL partitioned tables.

Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With CloneZilla Live

Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With CloneZilla Live

This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with CloneZilla Live. CloneZilla Live is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and can be transferred to a Samba-, SSH-, or NFS server or to a local hard drive or USB drive.

The Umlaut Problem - How To Successfully Back Up And Restore MySQL Databases With Special Characters Using MySQLDumper

The Umlaut Problem - How To Successfully Back Up And Restore MySQL Databases With Special Characters Using MySQLDumper

There are lots of forums with heaps of reports of umlauts or other special characters being displayed erroneously. Attempts to help come from many sides, but hardly anyone seems to have a really complete picture of the problem. Even web hosts' support hotlines seem to reach their limit of knowledge with this one. There are incredible amounts of half-truths. They prove correct in certain circumstances, but they do not help all people. Simply because setups vary so much. In my role as developer of MySQLDumper I naturally spent a lot of time evaluating this situation. And I now believe to be able to offer a complete overview which covers the different aspects of this problem. A lot, and I mean a lot of research has gone into the explanations in this article.

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

SystemImager lets you create images of your Linux installations. To do so, you need an image server (should have enough disk space to store your images) and a so-called golden client (i.e., the system of which you want to make an image). This means that you have to install some software on your image server and on your golden client in order to run SystemImager. This tutorial shows how to install a SystemImager server and a SystemImager client, both using Ubuntu 8.10, and how to create/update/restore/delete images.

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