After procrastinating so long to get a backup system in place, and losing some important data on the way... I've finally decided to start stetting it up.
After searching for Ubuntu specific solutions I found that there are quite a few options out there. I just wanted to see what the most popular solution and why, as well as things that I should be aware of in setting this up; ie. security issues.
Here are my requirements:
- Able to set time intervals for backups; need to be backed up nightly.
- Able to set time intervals for keeping backups; should keep 1 for each of the past 3 days, 1 for each of the past three weeks, 1 for each of the past 3 months, discarding all ones that aren't needed.
- Able to back up all computers and servers from an offsite location.
- Manageable from that one location with little work needed on the individual computers after setup.
If you have suggestions for other OS to manage an automated backup system I may be willing to switch since the OS has not been installed yet.