Backup

rsyn is the best tool for mirroring servers and data. However, there is also mirrordir tool. As name suggest it can mirror directories and do lots of other things. It offers lots of options for die hard shell scripting fans. It can copy, mirror directory trees via a minimal set of changes, locally or over […]

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Wammu is mobile phone manager running on Linux, Windows and possibly other platforms, where Gammu and wxPython works. The communication is made by Gammu library. With this software you can: => Edit / delete contacts, todo, calendar etc => Send files => Text (sms) composer for multi part smses => Search phone => Backup etc […]

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Internet SCSI (iSCSI) is a network protocol s that allows you to use of the SCSI protocol over TCP/IP networks. It is good alternative to Fibre Channel-based SANs. You can easily manage, mount and format iSCSI Volume under Linux. It allows access to SAN storage over Ethernet. Open-iSCSI Project Open-iSCSI project is a high-performance, transport […]

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Most time you have a limited space on the remote SFTP/ SSH backup server. Here is the script that periodically cleanup old backup files from the server i.e it will remove old directories. Requirements Script will automatically calculate date from today’s date. By default it will keep only last 7 days backup on server. You […]

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Using UNIX pipe concept one can dump database to another server securely using ssh protocol. All you need remote execution rights for the ‘dd’ command, over SSH. This allows you to run database dumps across an encrypted channel. Dump Postgres Database using ssh Use pg_dump command command: pg_dump -U USERNAME YOUR-DATABASE-NAME | ssh user@remote.server.com “dd […]

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netcat utility (nc command) considered as TCP/IP swiss army knife. It reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable “back-end” tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At the same time, it is a feature-rich network debugging […]

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You can easily mount remote server file system or your own home directory using special sshfs and fuse tools. FUSE – Filesystem in Userspace FUSE is a Linux kernel module also available for FreeBSD, OpenSolaris and Mac OS X that allows non-privileged users to create their own file systems without the need to write any […]

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