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DEBIAN SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION

You can drop configuration files in /etc/storebackup.d/ and they
will be run, sequentially, once a day. The configuration file
names have to consist entirely of letters, digits, underscores
and hyphens. If you're not running this computer 7*24, have a
look at anacron or fcron, which can handle downtime better.

Make sure you write logs to stdout (see plusLogStdout option)
too, so that cron can send them to you in its error mails. The
script blocks the mails in case of successful excecution. You
can still read the logs in the logfiles then.

exceptTypes=Scb is needed to suppress warnings when storebackup
comes across a device file or socket.


HINTS

I use gzip instead of bzip2, since for me it compresses just as
well, but a lot faster.

I found that static files that are not read for years from the
backup disk can become unreadable (because most disks only do
ECC on reads). To avoid this, I run tar -c / > /dev/null once a
month.

Storebackup needs an underlying filesystem (on the target side)
which can handle hardlinks. If you can't provide this, have a
look at rdiff-backup.


DIFFERENCES TO UPSTREAM

All commands have been stripped off the .pl suffix. Also multitail has
been remove from /usr/bin/ because it's name conflicts with another
package. It's still available at /usr/share/storebackup/bin/multitail.


BACKUP SIZE ESTIMATIONS

my $HOME:
sum of source = 795M (833665730)
sum of target all = 674M (706496676)
sum of target all = 84.75%
15:10 arthur@twoflower (arthur)$ ls /var/bkup/home.real/
2002.12.01_18.18.15  2002.12.29_04.35.30  2003.01.16_04.32.49
2002.12.04_04.28.05  2003.01.01_04.36.18  2003.01.17_04.28.26
2002.12.08_04.28.10  2003.01.05_04.33.24  2003.01.17_04.31.13
2002.12.11_04.27.59  2003.01.08_04.32.07  2003.01.17_04.33.04
2002.12.15_04.28.04  2003.01.12_04.32.18  2003.01.17_14.30.37
2002.12.18_04.27.58  2003.01.15_04.32.56  2003.01.17_14.32.47
2002.12.22_04.27.59  2003.01.16_04.28.25  2003.01.17_14.34.48
2002.12.25_04.34.53  2003.01.16_04.30.57  2003.01.17_14.57.28

my server's /etc/:
sum of source = 3.9M (4100441)
sum of target all = 1.3M (1348378)
sum of target all = 32.88%
15:08 arthur@twoflower (arthur)$ ls /var/bkup/etc/                              2002.12.23_15.59.10  2003.01.12_04.27.57  2003.01.16_04.27.56
2002.12.30_04.27.57  2003.01.13_04.27.57  2003.01.17_04.27.57
2003.01.06_04.27.57  2003.01.14_04.27.57  2003.01.17_14.30.00
2003.01.11_04.27.59  2003.01.15_04.27.57  2003.01.17_14.56.57

 -- Ryan Niebur <ryanryan52@gmail.com>, Sat,  4 Apr 2009 23:03:49 -0700