MySQL Backup is a Perl script that uses mysqlshow to grab the database names and "show tables" to grab the table names for a user's account, and then uses mysqldump to save the data in a subdirectory named in the script. It then tars and gzips the files, using the date and time for the file name. It can be run from cron on a daily basis. It removes old files and has an option to email the gzip file to an admin, and/or FTP the file to a remote server. It also has options to use "select data into outfile" or a regular "select" for users who can't use mysqldump. It supports LARGE sets of databases and tables.
multicd provides an easy way to backup a large number of files to multiple CDs or DVDs. Give multicd the files/directories you want backed up and it will create as many CDs or DVDs as it needs to, prompting the user to put in a new disc whenever needed. It can be configured to run in a multi-threading mode, where it will burn one image to a disc while it is copying files to another image. This feature can be disabled for slower machines.
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.
changedfiles is a framework for filesystem replication, security monitoring, and/or automatic file transformations--essentially any application where you'd poll files or directories and either do something to them or send them somewhere else (or both). The difference is that the kernel tells you when they change instead of you having to poll. It's an easy real time FTP push mirror to one or multiple sites. It's also a full fledged MySQL client, so you can do realtime database operations (for example, batch imports). It consists of two parts: a kernel module (works with Linux kernel version 2.4) which reports to a device whenever a file on the filesystem changes, and a daemon which runs in user space and can be configured to do almost any action when a change to a file matching the one of the patterns it looks for is reported. The kernel module is SMP safe and has been tested on Intel, PowerPC, and Alpha.
tarix is a simple indexer for GNU and POSIX tar files. The indexes allow fast extraction of files in the archive, especially on seekable tape devices. The index format is simple enough to be used from a rescue disk with only mt, dd, and tar (though grep and sed would be very useful there).
GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports the following archive formats: binary, old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar, and POSIX.1 tar. The tar format is provided for compatability with the tar program. By default, cpio creates binary format archives, for compatibility with older cpio programs. When extracting from archives, cpio automatically recognizes which kind of archive it is reading and can read archives created on machines with a different byte-order.
SnapSource is a utility written in Perl to automatically and periodically take a snapshot (incremental backup) of your source code and display the modifications in a 2-column (original and modified) format similar to that of cervisia. Changes, additions, and deletions are displayed in different colors, customizable per user preference. It is not another CVS, and it is not a front-end to CVS, but it is supposed to be used in between CVS commits.
Vbackup is a modular backup utility that can be used to perform full or incremental system backups. It consists of a set of scripts that can be used to create backups using tar and xfsdump. It can also make backups of PostgreSQL, MySQL, and LDAP databases, keep a copy of the boot record, the partition table, or the LVM configuration, encrypt archives using x509 certificates, and back up the Debian package list and the RPM database. It can store the backups in a local or remote directory using either NFS or SCP. It is modular, and can be extended to perform other functions as well.