Webnet77 Christian web host



Hosting Packages


Up to 40 GB storage!
Up to 200GB Traffic!

 

Christian
web hosting

Backup-Lite (Server to Server Backup)


 

See also the SOFTWARE INDEX for more Software tools

For cPanel servers see also cPanel WHM Backup:
WBU

 

Application - Backup Lite

Backup-Lite is a pair of Perl Scripts and configuration files designed to allow you to backup any directory, file or number of directories on a server to another server at a remote location. The Backup generation script (bumake) runs on the server to be backed up. The file collection software (buget) runs on the remote server which will collect the backup sets. After each backup the software will send an email to the email addresses specified in the script to notify you it has completed. The email contains a summary of all files in the archive as well as directory/path information, archive size, date and time.

Please do not attempt to remove the copyright information printed in the emails the software generates. If you want to remove the Copyright information please license the software for $25.95 here.

Features

BACKUP GENERATION SOFTWARE - (bumake)

  • Backup as many files or directories on a server as you wish,

  • Create as many archives as you wish,

  • Because the software runs as root, you can backup any file or directory. Example - MySQL, Sybase and Oracle tables and databases

  • Completely secure as it is not accessible from the internet at all

  • Schedule backups to run automatically under CRON

FILE COLLECTION SOFTWARE - (buget)

  • Login to any server and remotely FTP a file or files from the remote server,

  • Configure as many remote servers as you wish,

  • Lightning quick server to server copying of large files

  • Completely secure as it is not accessible from the internet at all

  • Specify the path to store the fetched files on a per file basis

How It Works

BACKUP GENERATION SOFTWARE - (bumake)

bumake is executed in a CRON job every NN (nn can be whatever you make it). It can also be run manually from the command line (mainly for testing purposes).

When bumake runs, it loads the configuration file (which you setup) and traverses the directories specified creating backups in zipped tar ball archives you specify. When the script is done, zipped archives are moved to the directories you specified. Once the script has completed, it will send an email to the email address specified in the configuration file with a summary of what it did.

FILE COLLECTION SOFTWARE - (buget)

The script runs under CRON but may also be run manually. At every CRON interval (specified by you), it loads the configuration file (specified by you) and commences to log in to the remote servers (one at a time) with the usernames and passwords specified in the configuration file. Each username/password has a named archive and the script will download the archive and save it in a specified directory. Additionally, up to two emails will be sent for each archive -- one to you and (presumably) one to the person for whom you did the backup.
 

Special Requirements:

Both scripts run as root. You must have root access to the servers to install and run as root. If you do not own the server, it is unlikely you will have root access. (You can install the scripts as a non-root user but then you cannot backup system files or databases).
 

Server Requirements:

  • A *NIX server (Linux, UNIX etc) with Perl 5.006 or later installed, ,

  • It will probably run on Windoze but we have not tested it,

  • a working version of tar installed on the server,

  • a working version of wget installed on the server,

  • cron must we working if you want to schedule backups,

  • vi or pico (or whatever) to edit text files,

  • sendmail if you want email sent to you when the backup is complete,

  • root access (if you want to do MySQL or Sybase backups)

Skill Level Required:

PLEASE NOTE that these scripts are not intended for beginners. They require way more skill and knowledge of Linux than installing a simple Message Board or Guest Book script. To be able to successfully install them and get them to work requires knowledge of Linux, using a shell connection to the server, CRON and how to set up file rights etc. If you do not have this experience, DO NOT attempt to install these scripts on your server as you will most likely break it.
 
Help

Help is available at the forum only for licensed software.
 

Download

Download the file here (BU.tar.gz) Version 0.1 BETA May 2004 (Always check here for updates!)

Please do not attempt to remove the copyright information printed in the emails the software generates. If you want to remove the Copyright information please license the software for $25.95 here.
 


Copyright 2002- Webnet77.com. All Rights reserved.
TOS::AUP::Privacy