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I've been researching backup solutions for a LAMP environment to backup our databases and files alike. I'm looking for open source with a UI (so I'm less likely to screw it up). I downloaded and a few others but they all talk about compiling first.... this doesn't seem like something I should need to do.... is there a linux package that maybe handles backups that I don't know about?

I should also specify I'm looking to setup a backup server which backs up from several locations.

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What linux distro are you using? There's almost certainly a command to just automatically install it; but they're different for various distros. – Chris S Apr 15 '10 at 17:45
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If you're using ubuntu/debian:

apt-get install bacula

or, automysqlbackup, backup-manager, backupninja, cedar-backup, etc.

Play around with aptitude, type /backup and scroll through the list. There are dozens of prepackaged backup solutions in Debian/Ubuntu. I'm sure the same packaged versions are available for Fedora/CentOS, etc.

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Check out Amanda or it's commercial cousin Zmanda for your environment...

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I looked at that... it asked me to compile it – Webnet Apr 15 '10 at 16:47
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Scott Pack Aug 25 '12 at 2:30
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