Cedar Backup is a software package designed to manage system backups for a pool of local and remote machines. Cedar Backup understands how to back up filesystem data as well as MySQL and PostgreSQL databases and Subversion repositories. It can also be easily extended to support other kinds of data sources.
Cedar Backup is focused around weekly backups to a single CD or DVD disc, with the expectation that the disc will be changed or overwritten at the beginning of each week. Cedar Backup can write multisession discs, allowing users to add incremental data to a disc on a daily basis.
Besides offering command-line utilities to manage the backup process, Cedar Backup provides a well-organized library of backup-related functionality, written in the Python programming language.
- Designed to be flexible. It allows users to decide which backup steps to execute (and when to execute them), based on the individual’s own situation and priorities.
- Variety of backup sources (filesystem, database repositories, revision control repositories, etc.) are supported.
- Supports the concept of managed clients. Managed clients have their entire backup process managed by the master via a remote shell. The same actions are run as part of the backup process, but the master controls when the actions are executed on the clients rather than the clients controlling it for themselves.
- Split data between multiple discs.
Developer: Kenneth J. Pronovici
License: GNU GPL v2
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