[sf-lug] Linux backup software .. that meets unique requirements
jim at well.com
Mon Mar 22 09:19:46 PDT 2010
how're you doing with #3?
On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 12:13 -0800, Alex Kleider wrote:
> I've just recently written a backup system in Python as an exercise and believe it fulfills all your criteria except #3 which I want to implement but haven't figured out how yet. Might you have an interest in collaborating?
> --- On Thu, 3/11/10, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net> wrote:
> > From: David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net>
> > Subject: [sf-lug] Linux backup software .. that meets unique requirements
> > To: "sf-lug" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> > Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11:17 AM
> > Trying to find linux backup software
> > that meets what apparently is a unique set of
> > requirements. I've checked out all the major backup
> > apps (backuppc, duplicity, bacula, drop.io, etc.) but none
> > of them seem to meet all of my requirements. Anyone
> > here know of one that does? Here's what I'm looking
> > for:
> > 1) Backs up efficiently. e.g., uses rsync algorithm
> > or similar so as to not repeatedly backup/store files that
> > haven't changed.
> > 2) Transmission of backups is encrypted.
> > 3) Storage of backups is encrypted.
> > 4) Can back up to offsite/remote file system.
> > 5) Can back up to any old plain vanilla
> > sftp/rsync-accessible remote file system. (Reason
> > behind this requirement is that I already have access to a
> > large amount of (non-encrypted) space for backups, and don't
> > want to pay extra for another service.)
> > 6) Does not require that you periodically take the network
> > i/o storage hit of making a new full backup. (This is
> > not an option, as what the data I want to back up is getting
> > large, and I only want to do it once.)
> > For some reason it's impossible to find something that fits
> > all of the above.
> > * backuppc and rsyn don't satisfy #3.
> > * duplicity doesn't satisfy #6.
> > * drop.io and bacula don't satisfy #5.
> > etc.
> > Anyone have any suggestions here? I'm actually on the
> > verge of writing my own backup software to do this, but I'd
> > *really* like to avoid that unless there's no other choice.
> > Thanks,
> > DR
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