A tool for persistantly backing up mobile devices
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README.md

Manages persistent backups for mobile devices like laptops and cell phones that cannot be realiably backed up on a set schedule.

REQUIREMENTS

  • *nix based operating system (only tested on linux)
  • ping and rsync installed

INSTALL

  • Add the hosts to be backed up to the targets.json file
  • Add rsa keys for remote hosts to allow for passwordless login
  • Manually select yes when you first connect to a new host

PERSISTENT BACKUPS

  • Use cron to call a new backup (persisant new) once a day
  • Use cron to retry the backup (persistent retry) every 10 minutes

USAGE

Usage:
    persistent (retry|new) [options]

Options:
    -i, --incremental           performs an incremental backup instead of a full backup
    -v, --verbose               increase verbosity
    -t FILE, --targets FILE     manually specify a targets file
    --silent                    silences any ouput
    --ping                      specify a path for ping
    --rsync                     specify a path for rsync

TODO

  • support for archiving directories
  • support for deleting old backups
  • email notifications
  • better logging of rsync progress
  • implement a better method for checking if hosts are up

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2013 Ben Doan

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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