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backup-light: backups up the active users $HOME directory

NAME

Backup-light - backups up the active users $HOME directory

SYNOPSIS

backup-light [option(s)]

DESCRIPTION

Backup-light backups up the active users $HOME directory in eather .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz. It is able to backup to not only the internal hard drive, but any external hard drives, and removable mediums such as a CD or DVD or USB device. Backup-light also creates a md5sum of the backup archive and will only restore from a archive with a valid md5sum.

OPTIONS

-o
Saves the backup archive to an alternate directory/device.
-i
Preforms an incremental backup.
-f
Preforms a full backup.
-e
Specifies a directory to be excluded from the backup.
-r
Restores from a backup.
-R
Recovers from a full backup then restores all the incremental backups up to the user specified point.
-d
Creates a backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.
-m
Restores from a multi disk (split) backup.
-n
Prevents updating the timestamp if an incremental backup is done.
-l
Shows the log containing dates and types of backups preformed
-v
Prints the version and exit.
-h
Shows the help message.

EXAMPLES

backup-light
Preforms the backup with all default settings.
backup-light -o ~/backup
Preform the default backup but saves it to ~/backup instead of the default location.
backup-light -i
Preforms a incremental backup and saves it to the default location.
backup-light -f
Preforms a full backup and saves it to the default location.
backup-light -e Music
Excludes the directory called "Music" from the backup process.
backup-light -r
Restores from a backup.
backup-light -R
Prompts the user for an end date for the backup recoveroy. Then restores from the newest full backup and any incremental backups done afterwards.
backup-light -d
Creates a backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.
backup-light -m
Restores from a multi disk (split) backup.
backup-light -n
Prevents the timestamp from being updated if doing a incremental backup.
backup-light -fd
Preforms a full backup and burns it to a CD/DVD.
backup-light -l
Shows the log containing the dates and types of backups preformed.
backup-light -v
Prints version info.
backup-light -h
Prints the help message

BUGS

Please report any bugs at <http://code.google.com/p/backup-light/issues/list> or send an email or our mailing list <backup-light [at] googlegroups.com>.

AUTHORS

Adam Jimerson <vendion [at] gmail.com>
Robert A. Kelly III <bluethegrappler [at] gmail.com>