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How can the software LBackup 0.9.8r4 be helpful for common man? This is the open source software that is of category backup system. The developer has aimed at making system administration easy with the regular and reliable backups. This software is configured with the help of the configuration files. Also the individuals who have interest in working with command line can try with taking the backup from command line itself. How to trust the work that is done by this software? This software is tested for nearly 2 years. From this information you can try to understand how much effort is invested by the individuals who have aimed at giving the best software for the end users.

As the release of this software is categorized as the beta software one can consider this to be most stable in operation. What is all about this software? This is the front end for the RSync. So you should take care of the installation of the RSync which is to be done along with preserving the metadata without which this software can hardly do its functionality of taking the needed backups for your system. Copying or installing the copy of RSync will help in preserving the Meta data that is required a lot by the backup policy for preserving the ACL.
Version reviewed: 0.9.8r4 Date: 03:08:14 PM, Friday, Dec 16, 2011

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LBackup is a simple open-source backup system, aimed at systems administrators who require reliable backups.

LBackup software is a simple open-source backup system, aimed at systems administrators who require reliable backups. LBackup is configured with configuration files and the backup is started from the command line.

The current version of LBackup has been tested for over 2 years. Although this is pre-release beta software, it is considered to be stable.

LBackup is nothing more than a front end to RSync. Therefore if your installation of Rsync is not set to preserve meta data required by your backup policy, then LBackup will not fix this for you. Instead you will need to install or compile a copy of RSync on or for your system which preserves the meta data required by your backup policy. This is particularly important if your backup policy requires the preservation of ACL's.

LBackup was originally developed by Lucid Information Systems. Today it is maintained by the LBackup team.

What's New in This Release:

В· Various minor improvements.
В· Added ability to archived rsync session log files.
В· Very basic man page is now included.
В· Improvements to post action subsystem.
В· Added an option for disabling ACL preservation on darwin with custom rsync v3 installed.
В· Added a basic example post action script which reports the backup completion time.
В· Moved the configuration directory to /etc/lbackup
· Added options for the rsync –checksum to the LBackup configuration file.
· Added options for the rsync –numeric-ids to the LBackup configuration file.
В· Added basic LINUX server support to the example sparse-bundle synchronization post action script.
В· Added the ability to pass the -s flag to the lcd command so that it may be used within a script to search for files.

System Requirements:

В· Python
В· rm
В· rsync
В· ssh
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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