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Nice example backup script tutorial

asked 2018-03-22 00:23:00 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2018-04-01 17:54:15 -0500

I know this forum is a question & answer format. But this post is not a question, I just want to share this backup script. Maybe somebody could use the script, or modify the script for their own needs.

A backup script tutorial includes backup-job and restore-job examples for a home computer.

Find more information here:

A few rclone_jobber features:

  • Options to archive old backup files in their original hierarchy
  • Abort if job is already running (maybe previous run didn't finish)
  • Pop-up for error conditions
  • Option for a cron-monitoring service Logging
  • Free (open source Creative Commons Zero license)
  • Uses rclone

Rclone features:

  • Back up to remote cloud storage (safe from local disaster)
  • Over 30 cloud-storage providers to choose from (so you're never locked into a provider)
  • Back up to local storage
  • MD5/SHA1 hashes checked at all times for file integrity
  • rsync-like algorithm and interface
  • Optional encryption (Crypt)
  • Free (open source MIT license)
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Do you know Back In Time (backintime) or Grsync?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-03-22 16:12:51 -0500 )edit

@florian, Yes, I have used backintime and looked at Grsync. Rclone has the advantage of Back up to remote cloud storage (safe from local disaster).

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2018-03-22 17:53:06 -0500 )edit

backtime and I assume all other backup solution do the same. Just mount your cloud provider to /media/backup (or whatever) and choose that directory as the target. done.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-03-22 22:51:20 -0500 )edit

@florian, I am not sure how secure backintime encryption would be. backintime uses EncFS encryption, which has several known attack vectors: EncFS is not safe if the adversary has the opportunity to see two or more snapshots of the ciphertext at different times. This can happen when two copies of same file are in two different locations e.g. after moving a directory in source. I don't know much about security. Maybe it's not as bad as it sounds, but it scared me away.

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2018-03-24 14:07:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-22 07:07:30 -0500

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I am always so confused by scripting. One application I found easy to use for backups was Luckybackup.

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RcloneBrowser is a GUI front end for rclone . The main advantage of rclone is encrypted back-up to remote off-site storage, safe from local disaster.

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2018-03-22 10:37:37 -0500 )edit

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