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LBackup is a simple backup system aimed at systems administrators who require reliable backups with minimum fuss. It is configured with configuration files, and the backup is started from the command line. It has been tested for over 10 years. Backups can be to local media, or to remote media via one or more networks. The networks may be private LANs, WANs, or sets of untrusted public networks such as the Internet.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  05 Jul 2010 11:01

    Release Notes: This release focuses primarily on further improved operation reliability. Reliability improvements have been made possible by refinements to the post action subsystem and also a new bundled post action script to handle the archiving of rsync session log files. In addition to these reliability improvements, there are also a variety of minor feature additions. Notably, the ability to now script the lcd command to search for files within your backup sets and also the ability to specify the use of numeric IDs when saving to backup sets.

    •  20 Jan 2010 21:18

      Release Notes: This release focuses on Mac OS X and the synchronization of encrypted disk images to multiple remote systems. In addition, there are other improvements such as the implementation of a per-backup email report template system.

      •  05 Nov 2009 08:40

        Release Notes: This release focuses on bugfixes and increased reliability of the backup system. In addition, there are a number of helpful new pre and post actions which offer great features that can easily be enabled on your backups. One example is the sparse bundle synchronization script aimed at Mac OS X users, who backup locally to an encrypted sparse bundle and would synchronize this sparse bundle to another server. This new bundled example post action script will start the synchronization once the backup has completed and the local image has been unmounted.

        •  15 Sep 2009 02:47

          Release Notes: Basic backup in progress locking was implemented, greatly enhancing backup reliability. Additional logging features provide the ability to see exactly which files are being transferred. This release also contains a new bundled example post script. If enabled, this script provides you with fully customizable time based-links to your backup snapshots. There were various minor bugfixes.

          •  13 Jan 2009 21:39

            Release Notes: This version features minor changes to the example backup configuration files. In addition, it features improved reliability of backups that are not being run as root. Finally, there are additional example pre-action scripts.


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