dbackup [GENERAL_OPTIONS] [--backup BACKUP_OPTIONS | --restore RESTORE_OPTIONS ] [SRC] [DST]
This is a backup software package which creates one archive per directory it backs up. This makes searching through the
backup much easier as you can look for which files you're after in the directory hierarchy. It will only backup directories
which have changed, which makes it rsync friendly.
- --config FILE
- Configuration file to use.
- 5 = debug, 4 = info, 3 = notice, 2 = warning, 1 = error
- Perform a backup operation.
- Perform a restore operation.
Path to tar binary. This should almost never need to be specified, it is used to specify a different tar binary to use
other than the default system binary. Some versions of tar used to have bugs preventing correct operation, this allowed
specification of an alternative binary to use.
Manifest format to use, currently the two supported formats is "null" for \0 (null) termination of entries or "newline"
for \n (newline) termination of entries. This should not need to be overridden.
- Display commandline help.
Upgrade backup to new dbackup version. This will cause all archives to be refreshed if they were generated with an
older version of AWIT DBackup.
- --compress <gzip|bzip2|xz|lz|none>
Compression method to use. Defaults to using xz, or bzip2 if xz is unavailable. Parallel versions of these Compression
programs will be used if they exist. Here is the order compression programs are looked for: gzip = pigz > gzip, bzip2
= pbzip2 > lbzip2 > bzip2, xz = pxz > pixz > xz, lz = plzip > pdlzip > clzip.
Exclude the most common data directories which contain temporary or state information or which is not useful, a list
of these is displayed by running dbackup --help.
Exclude the most common system directories including /dev, /proc/, /sys, /run, for the complete list see
- --exclude-path PCRE
Exclude a path based on a Perl regular expression, this should include separators and can be specified multiple times.
- --exclude-file PCRE
Exclude files based on a regular expression, this should include separators and can be specified multiple times.
- --exclude-fs FSTYPE
Exclude filesystem types from being transversed for backup. This can be specified multiple times. eg. --exclude-fs=shm
- --system-dir PATH
Add an additional system directory to exclude. The system defaults already include /dev, /run, /tmp... etc. This can be
specified multiple times.
- --data-dir PATH
Add an additional data directory to exclude. The data directory defaults already include /var/lib/mysql,
/var/lib/pgsql, /var/amavis/tmp/, /var/spool/squid, /var/cache/yum, /var/cache/apt/archives ... etc. This can be
specified multiple times.
- --system-base PATH
- System base to apply the exclusions to. This can be specified multiple times.
- This is passed to tar only. It will not cause errors if files that cannot be read.
- Pass --keep-newer to tar. Don't replace existing files that are newer than their archive copies.
- Pass --keep-old-files to tar. Don't replace existing files when extracting, rather throw an error.
This manual page was written by Nigel Kukard <[email protected]>.
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