Noexcuses is a disaster recovery utility. It makes cron jobs persist when faced with transient remote errors. It makes cron jobs persist across reboots of the local cron host. It identifies and runs cron jobs scheduled while the cron host was down. It can mirror its state to protect the above from disk failure. It supports relocation of cron jobs to another cron host. It lets you report, examine, cancel, and run outstanding cron jobs. In short, it eliminates much tedious disaster recovery work.
osarchiver (Operating System Archiver) creates CD/DVD backup images, useful for operating system disaster recovery. It features compact size, utilization of already-present operating system functionality, multiple Red Hat version compatibility, multi-volume capability, parallel compression, and hardware flexibility.
pbackup is a small utility for backing up and restoring file permissions on GNU/Linux and compatible Unix-based systems. It enables you to store the current access permissions from any part of the file system to a local file. This file can later be used to restore modified access permissions if needed.
pkt is a universal XML packet archiver. It can manipulate files for backing up documents, transferring them across networks, emailing them, and sharing them by other means (p2p etc). It uses plugin filters to do the job and handles virtually any format available if there is a plugin for it. It handles encryption, compression, conversion, parity checking, decryption, decoding, repairing, rebuilding, and other tasks using a universal file format (XML-based). By default, all pkt output is in 7-bit ASCII which is UTF encoded and is compatible with XML parsers. pkt files can be disassembled, reassembled, and repaired by hand if necessary. pkt also supports the use of 8-bit compressed XML packets for its archives using one of several compression algorithms. In general, pkt will try to use the best algorithms available.
pxe-boot is a PXE boot configuration of a Red Hat kickstart environment and another PXE boot environment of a recovery console. The Red Hat kickstart is just the standard Red Hat install boot disk (ES3.0), but it does not come with the installation files, just the install environment. The recovery console is an edited Gentoo environment with raidtools, parted, partimage, lilo, grub, and a slew of other handy recovery tools.
recoverdm is a program that helps to recover disks with bad sectors. Files can be recovered as well as complete devices. If a sector (on a CD/DVD) cannot be read, even after several retries, it also tries to read the sector in RAW-mode. Multiple images of multiple recovery attempts can be merged into one correct image.
rfs is a shell script for creating and updating a local spare system disk. The main goal is to recover a working system after a crash quickly. In this case, "quickly" means the time it takes to reboot the machine. rfs stands for "replication of filesystems". Like rsyncbackup, rfs is built on top of rsync.
rpm livelinuxcd is a set of ISO images and a toolkit. The first CD image is a basic live CD with X/KDE, GNOME, twm, VPN/DSL, kickstart, and other tools based on RPM packages. The second CD image includes a server with ssh, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Samba, Squid, and more, but without X11. The toolkit consists of shell scripts to create new CDs from RPM package lists or comps files.