Backup Solution

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Feb 14 05:46:40 UTC 2007

Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 February 2007 01:35:59 Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Jonathan Zeppettini wrote:
>>> I see, have you tried to use keep, I haven't personally used it
>>> however it seems to meet the criteria you outlined... Backups of
>>> specific directories with optional scheduling and compression.
>>> sudo apt-get install keep
>>> Let me know if it works well for you, I may give it a try as well
>>> instead of doing things manually.
>> I think it's installed by default in Edgy.  I don't remember installing
>> it...  Anyway, I actually checked it out briefly right before my
>> original email.  However, it doesn't seem to have support for optical media.
>> I will post here if I find a good solution.
> in dar's page there are some scripts that create dar-based backups and 
> cdrecord/cdrdao aware. I remember cdbackup and dvdbackup being available in 
> uni/multiverse repositories. These simple backup utilities should be very 
> configurable to suit most people's needs, while not getting too informative.

Thanks.  Dar (especially the incremental features) and cdbackup both
look interesting.  I also found a program called Cedar Backup
( while looking for
Dar; it is specifically designed for regular backup to CD or DVD.
Thanks to everyone for the info.  It'll take me a bit of time to sort
through it.

Matthew Flaschen

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