Simple Linux Backup with Backup2L

If you have incremental backup requirements but would rather avoid something heavy and perhaps over featured and complex such as Bacula then Backup2L could be just the thing.

Written in BASH, it comprises only a small number of files that you can read directly to see how it works.

There is a configuration file that is installed to /etc/backup2l which you will need to edit a little and then after that its just a case of running

backup2l -b 

to initiate your backups.

If you need to restore something the process is just

backup2l --restore [file_grep]

Where the file grep is a pattern to find the files you need.

It is actually very simple to set up, just hit the man page.

Tags: linuxbackupbashbackup2lincrementalbackups