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csback - A toolkit written in python to manage backups
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csback is a software suite and toolkit of tools to manage backups and test
their integrity from time to time. The tools are completely written in python
and should work both in python 2 and python 3. Because of avoiding to write
already available tools twice, csback falls back to tools like cron and rsync
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the system logger (i.e. syslog-ng) and logrotate whenever possible. These tools
already should be installed on a large range of *nix operating systems.
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Installation:
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Use the provided Makefile and enter 

make install

to your command line. The Makefile will install softlinks to the python scripts
in your local ~/bin directory.
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General approach to use csback:
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First install the csback package as described above. Then write a configuration
file like csbackrc and generate a crontab by using csback2cron. Notice that
csback2cron will not perform any logical checks while converting a configuration
file to the crontab format.
Now announce the generated crontab to your cron deamon. cron will take care
scheduling the processes.
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For more information how to set up a csback configuration file read the pdf
documentation which comes along with this package.
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Documentation:
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This package comes along with a pdf documentation which is located in
doc/manuals.pdf.
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