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Not completely Debian specific....
Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL
Mondo Rescue
DebianHelp - rsync Backup Web interface or GUI Tools
rsnapshot - rsync based full backups to disk w/ incremental snapshots
dirvish - rsync based full backups to disk w/ incremental snapshots
rdiff-backup - rsync based incremental backups of a directory
pyBackpack - GUI based
HomeUserBackup - GUI based Ubuntu project

Just simple rsync:
cd /home/me/
rsync -avz ./Documents me@


Some of these are not specific to Debian
  • Query Hardware Information
cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/meminfo
dmesg | less
Poke around in /proc/ide

Wish List

A combination of both logwatch and logcheck

I really like the way that logwatch summarized events with counts. I really like the way that every Debian package comes with rulesets for logcheck. For now I'll stick with logwatch because logcheck is just too verbose. If I really want to know the details, like timestamp, of events, I'll just go look in the log files!

A backup system like iBackup that is configured like logcheck

iBackup is great but adding new backup targets required modifying the source files. Updating iBackup to a new version then becomes a major merge effort. What if iBackup was just a framework? Then each application would have specific configuration files that specifies "what" to backup. Each package could then contain iBackup specific files just like packages contain logcheck files.
Contributors to this page: michael and mstove .
Page last modified on Sunday 02 of November, 2008 00:09:19 CDT by michael.