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Backup-light — backups up the active users $HOME directory

Synopsis

backup-light [option(s)]

Description

Backup-light backups up the active users $HOME directory in eather .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz.  It is able to backup to not only the internal hard drive, but any external hard drives, and removable mediums such as a CD or DVD or USB device.  Backup-light also creates a md5sum of the backup archive and will only restore from a archive with a valid md5sum.

Options

-o

Saves the backup archive to an alternate directory/device.

-i

Preforms an incremental backup.

-f

Preforms a full backup.

-e

Specifies a directory to be excluded from the backup.

-r

Restores from a backup.

-R

Recovers from a full backup then restores all the incremental backups up to the user specified point.

-d

Creates a backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.

-m

Restores from a multi disk (split) backup.

-n

Prevents updating the timestamp if an incremental backup is done.

-l

Shows the log containing dates and types of backups preformed

-v

Prints the version and exit.

-h

Shows the help message.

Examples

backup-light

Preforms the backup with all default settings.

backup-light -o ~/backup

Preform the default backup but saves it to ~/backup instead of the default location.

backup-light -i

Preforms a incremental backup and saves it to the default location.

backup-light -f

Preforms a full backup and saves it to the default location.

backup-light -e Music

Excludes the directory called "Music" from the backup process.

backup-light -r

Restores from a backup.

backup-light -R

Prompts the user for an end date for the backup recoveroy.  Then restores from the newest full backup and any incremental backups done afterwards.

backup-light -d

Creates a backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.

backup-light -m

Restores from a multi disk (split) backup.

backup-light -n

Prevents the timestamp from being updated if doing a incremental backup.

backup-light -fd

Preforms a full backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.

backup-light -l

Shows the log containing the dates and types of backups preformed.

backup-light -v

Prints version info.

backup-light -h

Prints the help message

Bugs

Please report any bugs at <http://code.google.com/p/backup-light/issues/list> or send an email or our mailing list <backup-light@googlegroups.com>.

Authors

Adam Jimerson <vendion@gmail.com>

Robert A. Kelly III <bluethegrappler@gmail.com>

Info

Augest 2008 version 0.4 User Commands