Very simple backup application intended to be run on cron to allow user-controllable remote backups
Simple backup application which allows per-directory backup control by simply including a _BACKUP_THIS file.
How it works
Bupper is very simple: it will recurse through a given directory, looking for a special file indicating that it should be backedup (_BACKUP_THIS), and then it will put that directory into a .tar.gz archive, named after the directory and the current time, and scp it to a given location.
This has few moving parts and works well for a simple household-backup solution, where “whitelisting” a few important directories in your home for backup via transfer to a local network host makes the most sense.
Assuming Python’s pip is installed (for Debian-based systems, this can be installed with sudo apt-get install python-pip), bupper can be installed directly from PyPI:
pip install bupper
Python versions 3.3+ (and 2.6+) are supported and tested against.
Think about how you will configure bupper. The main thing you will want to configure is the --remote flag, which should be remote host and path, or some sort of external storage, that would allow an SSH login:
bupper \ --source '/home/'\ --remote 'email@example.com:/var/backups/bupper/'
Note: that ‘source’ does not actually back EVERYTHING up in that directory. Instead, it will recursively look for directories that contain a certain filename (_BACKUP_THIS).
Setup bupper with your chosen configuration to run on cron at a regular time (such as daily).
(Optional) Add cron jobs that clean up old backups – this is up to you how you want to do this.
usage: bupper [-h] [-d DATE_FORMAT] [-v] [-s SOURCE] [-l LOCAL] [-r REMOTE] Simple backup script, no diffing or anything fancy. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d DATE_FORMAT, --date-format DATE_FORMAT date format in strftime -v, --verbose increase output verbosity -s SOURCE, --source SOURCE source directory to scan for bupper configs -l LOCAL, --local LOCAL local storage of backups -r REMOTE, --remote REMOTE remote storage of backups
New features, tests, and bug fixes are welcome!
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