lightweight, extensible meta-backup system


Backupninja lets you drop simple config files in /etc/backup.d to coordinate system backups. Backupninja is a master of many arts, including incremental remote filesystem backup, and MySQL backup. By creating simple drop-in handler scripts, backupninja can learn new skills. Backupninja is a silent flower blossom death strike to lost data.

In addition to backing up regular files, Backupninja has handlers to ease backing up: Maildir, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SVN, Trac, hardware and system information, as well as the output from custom shell scripts.

Backupninja currently supports common backup utilities, easing their configuration, currently supported are: rdiff-backup, duplicity, rsync, borgbackup, restic and CD/DVD.

Most handlers have their own dependencies/recommendations, shown in brackets below:

 - dup [duplicity, trickle]
 - rdiff [rdiff-backup]
 - sys [debconf-utils, hwinfo, mdadm]
 - makecd [genisoimage, wodim]
 - rsync [rsync]
 - svn [subversion]
 - tar [bzip2]
 - borg [borgbackup]
 - restic [restic]

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