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BackupAFS Version 1.0.8 15 Sep 2015 Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Craig Barratt. Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Stephen Joyce. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (ONLY). See the LICENSE file. QUICK START: ----------- The latest version of BackupAFS can be fetched from: http://backupafs.sourceforge.net To install BackupAFS run these commands as root: tar zxf BackupAFS-1.0.8.tar.gz cd BackupAFS-1.0.8 perl configure.pl This will automatically determine some system information and prompt you for install paths. Do "perldoc configure.pl" to see the various options that configure.pl provides. INTRODUCTION: ------------ BackupAFS is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up OpenAFS volumes to a server's disk. This is a strategy commonly known as "disk to disk", or "disk2disk" backup, and thanks to the low cost and high performance of modern hard disks, is both fast and economical. BackupAFS is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain. Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now practical and cost effective to store backups on a (remote) server's local disk or network storage. For some sites this might be the complete backup solution. For other sites additional permanent archives could be created by periodically backing up the server to tape. Features include: * Optional compression provides additional reductions in storage (around 35-40%, depending on your data). * A powerful http/cgi user interface allows administrators to view the current status, edit configuration, add/delete volumesets, view log files, and allows users to initiate and cancel backups and browse and restore volumes from backups. * No additional software is needed. BackupAFS uses the OpenAFS 'vos' binary and stores its files in standard 'vos dump' format. * Flexible restore options. Volume dump files can be downloaded from any backup directly from the CGI interface. Volumes may also be restored directly into AFS, overwriting any existing volume of the same name or with an optional extension (.restore for instance) to prevent namespace collisions. * Flexible configuration parameters allow a configurable number of multiple backups to be performed in parallel, specification of which volumes to backup, various schedules for full and incremental backups, schedules for email notifications to users and admins and so on. Configuration parameters can be set system-wide or also on a per-volumeset basis. * Admins (and optionally users) may be sent periodic email reminders if their volumeset has not recently been backed up. Email content, timing and policies are configurable. * BackupAFS is Open Source software hosted by SourceForge. Credits Craig Barratt is the primary author and developer of BackupPC, the application on which BackupAFS is largely based. Without BackupPC, and the fact that it is GPL'ed software, BackupAFS would not exist. Ryan Kucera contributed the directory navigation code and images for BackupPC v1.5.0. He contributed the first skeleton of BackupPC_restore. He also added a significant revision to the CGI interface, including CSS tags, in BackupPC v2.1.0. Rich Duzenbury wrote the RSS feed option for the CGI interface. Jono Woodhouse from CapeSoft Software (www.capesoft.com) provided a new CSS skin for BackupPC v3.0.0 with several layout improvements. Sean Cameron (also from CapeSoft) designed new and more compact file icons for BackupPC v3.0.0. Your name could appear here in the next version! License BackupAFS is based on BackupPC. BackupPC is (C) 2001-2009 Craig Barratt. BackupPC is free software, available under the GNU AGPL v3 (ONLY). All portions of BackupAFS not (C) Craig Barratt are (C) 2007-2010 Stephen Joyce. This program (BackupAFS) is released under AGPL v3 license (no other versions). This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of VERSION 3 of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.