Easy Backup with Backupninja

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Nov 23, 2011 GMT
Dmitri Popov

All mainstream Linux distros offer a variety of backup tools designed for specific tasks like backing up MySQL databases or performing incremental backup to a remote server. Backupninja wraps all these nifty tools into a simple graphical interface and give you a helping hand with setting up backup jobs.

Backupninja is available in the software repositories of many popular Linux distributions, so you can install it using your distro's package manager. On Ubuntu and Debian-based systems, you can install the utility by running the apt-get install backupninja command as root. To launch Backupninja, run the ninjahelper command as root. Select then the new item, pick the backup type you want, and Backupninja guides you through the process of configuring a backup job. The utility even points out if the requireds packages are missing and conveniently installs them for you.

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