Snapshot backup using cp -al and rsync

This script requires genuine cp -al capable gnu and rsync commands together with a hardlink capable FS + OS.     #!/bin/bash [ $# -ne 2 ] && echo “Incorrect usage : $0 <source path> <target path>” && exit 128 ; SOURCEFOLDER=$1 TARGETFOLDER=$2 SF_LEN=${#SOURCEFOLDER}-1 TF_LEN=${#TARGETFOLDER}-1 #echo “Last character in source folder is ${SOURCEFOLDER:SF_LEN}” if […

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Installing Bacula Client on Centos

So the story goes like this :   wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/bacula/files/latest/download?source=files   tar zxvf bacula-*.tar.gz cd bacula-<fiolder> ./configure –enable-client-only make make install make install-autostart-fd       nJoy 😉

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Tar a folder or entire system through ssh

We all had the problem of needing to backup a folder or an entire system from a machine before decommissioning or as a postfix backup solution only to find tarring aint gonna work cause you have very little space left. Also there are folders you want to avoid tarring since they contain logs or system…

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