bashup Publisher's description
from Anselm Helbig
Bashup is an easy to use but complex shell script for automating backups.
Bashup is an easy to use but complex shell script for automating backups. It is designed to have a minimum set of requirements (e.g. no external language interpreter like ruby, python, perl). It provides you with tasks for backing up directories, mysql, postgresql, oracle and subversion data, compressing them with gzip or bzip2, sending them via ftp, rsync, scp or Amazon S3, and even rotating them through this methods. It also features an extensible error reporting mechanism.
In spite of its name, Bashup does not depend on the Bash "Bourne Again Shell" only. Bashup should work with any Bourne shell compatible shell like the original Bourne shell (often refered as "sh"), the Korn shell (ksh), the Bourne Again Shell (bash) and other descendants. The Debian Almquist Shell (dash) is used in development.
Bashup can be used as a framework for writing enhanced shell backup scripts. Though you actually donвЂ™t need a framework for this, Bashup prevents you starting from scratch and provides you with a lot of neat methods for common tasks. Working with Bashups means relying on well tested shell code rather than reinventing the wheel.
Bashup is written with extensibility in mind. With some shell scripting experience you should be able to add your own tasks and filters.
In Bashup, supported data sources are called "tasks". A supported data source is a source that
Bashup knows about instead of doing simple raw data backup.
"Filters" provide a pluggable way of manipulating backup data.
- gzip compression,
- bzip2 compression,
- lzma compression,
- gpg symmetric encryption.
"Targets" are the places where Bashup stores the backup data.
- local file/directory,
- SSH server (scp),
- RSYNC (also over ssh),
- Amazon S3.
What's New in This Release:В· Version 0.3 ships with support for non standard Postgres ports and an increased error checking for file rotation.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall