Versatile yet easy to use command line backup tool for GNU/Linux. Suitable for desktop and servers.
Shell Perl
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Latest commit 22e8e38 Dec 26, 2011 Philippe Villiers Merge pull request #16 from gzarkadas/master
Fixes for gettext make process and postgresql database backup method
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BackupManager BackupManager::Dialog now send to syslog only messages whose level is… Jul 29, 2009
contrib don't hardcode the path to bash Nov 29, 2010
doc We're in 2010 Apr 17, 2010
lib Use a common naming scheme for archives created by one of the Dec 25, 2011
man Fix long version of ”-c“ option in backup-manager.8 (bug #225) Jan 19, 2010
po Make the build/clean process of gettext (po) files idempotent. Dec 24, 2011
t don't hardcode the path to bash Nov 29, 2010
.gitignore tests cleanup Dec 17, 2009
AUTHORS rewrite of the AUTORS file, reflect Philippe Villiers as maintainer Dec 20, 2010
COPYING added some files, removed others Mar 23, 2005
ChangeLog Changelog update (merge by releases) Dec 20, 2010
INSTALL 2005-12-19 Alexis Sukrieh <> Dec 19, 2005
Makefile Add vars for prefix use in Makefile Jun 19, 2011
NEWS Release Apr 24, 2007
README Changed the URL for the mailing-list page in README Jul 15, 2009
THANKS 2005-12-13 Alexis Sukrieh <> Dec 13, 2005
VERSION Update version number. Dec 6, 2010
backup-manager single md5file patch (debian bts #638919, applies to upstream as-is) Aug 24, 2011
backup-manager-purge Added patch submitted by Nicolas Baradakis for Bug #246 Apr 17, 2010
backup-manager-upload upload-database patch (debian bts #638920, modified for upstream) Aug 24, 2011
backup-manager.conf.tpl upload-database patch (debian bts #638920, modified for upstream) Aug 24, 2011


                      Backup Manager

         *    A really simple to use backup tool    *


Backup Manager is a command line backup tool for GNU/Linux, designed 
to help you make daily archives of your file system.

Written in bash and perl, it can make archives in many formats
and can be run in a parallel mode with different configuration files.

Archives are kept for a given number of days and the upload system can
use ftp or scp to transfer the generated archives to a list of remote 
The configuration file is very simple and basic and gettext is used 
for internationalization.


See the file INSTALL

Rporting Bugs

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