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duply - a shell frontend to duplicity for simplified backups
duply profile create duply profile command [options ...] duply profile command[_command_...] [options ...]
Duply deals as a wrapper for the mighty duplicity magic. It simplifies running duplicity with cron or on command line by: - keeping recurring settings in profiles per backup job - enabling batch operations eg. backup_verify_purge - executing pre/post scripts for every command - precondition checking for flawless duplicity operation For each backup job one configuration profile must be created. The profile folder will be stored under ~/.duply/<profile> (where '~' is the current users home directory). Hint: If the folder /etc/duply exists, the profiles for the super user root will be searched and created there.
First time usage (profile creation): duply <profile> create General usage in single mode (see EXAMPLES): duply <profile> <command> [<options> ...] General usage in batch mode joining commands with '_' (see EXAMPLES): duply <profile> <command1>_<command2>[_<command3>...] [<options> ...] Non duply options are passed on to duplicity (see OPTIONS). All config parameters can also be defined in the environment instead.
location for profiles Indicated by a path or a profile name i.e. sample, which is resolved to ~/.duply/sample ('~' expands to environment variable $HOME). Superuser root can place profiles under /etc/duply. Simply create the folder manually before running duply as superuser. ATTENTION: Already existing profiles in root's profile folder will cease to work unless there are moved to the new location manually. using profiles Usually only the profile name will be used: duply humbug backup Alternatively a path might be used. This might be useful for quick testing, restoring or exotic locations. Shell expansion should work as usual: duply ~/.duplytest/humbug backup ATTENTION: The path must contain at least one '/', e.g ./test instead of only test.
usage Get usage help text. create Creates a configuration profile. backup Backup with pre/post script execution (as batch the same as: pre_bkp_post) · as full backup if parameter full_if_older matches or no earlier backup is found. · as incremental backup in all other cases. bkp As above but without executing pre/post scripts. full Force full backup. incr Force incremental backup. pre Execute only script '<profile>/pre' (for debugging purposes). post Execute only script '<profile>/post' (for debugging purposes). list [age] List all files in backup (as it was at age, default: now). status Prints backup sets and chains currently in repository. verify List files changed since latest backup. restore target_path [age] Restore the complete backup to target_path (as it was at age). fetch src_path target_path [age] Fetch single file/folder from backup (as it was at age). purge [<max_age]> [--force] List outdated backup archives (older than max_age). Use option --force to actually delete these files. purge-full [<max_full_backups]> [--force] List outdated backup files. max_full_backups being the number of full backups and associated incrementals to keep, counting in reverse chronological order. Use option --force to actually delete these files. cleanup [--force] List broken backup chain files archives (e.g. after unfinished run). Use option --force to actually delete these files.
--force Passed to duplicity (see commands: purge, purge-full, cleanup). --preview Do nothing but print out generated duplicity command lines. --disable-encryption Disable encryption (does override profile settings).
All internal duply variables will be readable in the scripts. Some of interest might be CONFDIR, SOURCE, TARGET_URL_<PROT|HOSTPATH|USER|PASS>, GPG_<KEYS_ENC|KEY_SIGN|PW>, CMD_<PREV|NEXT> The CMD_* variables were introduced to allow different actions according to the command the scripts were attached to e.g. 'pre_bkp_post_pre_verify_post' will call the pre script two times, but with CMD_NEXT variable set to 'bkp' on the first and to 'verify' on the second run.
Create profile 'humbug': duply humbug create and then edit the resulting conf file of this profile. Backup 'humbug' now: duply humbug backup List available backup sets of profile 'humbug': duply humbug status List and delete obsolete backup archives of 'humbug': duply humbug purge --force Restore latest backup of 'humbug' to /mnt/restore: duply humbug restore /mnt/restore Restore /etc/passwd of 'humbug' from 4 days ago to /root/pw: duply humbug fetch etc/passwd /root/pw 4D See man duplicity, section TIME FORMATS for the time format. A one line batch job on 'humbug' for cron execution: duply humbug backup_verify_purge --force
Files in the profile folder(~/.duply/<profile>): conf .......... main profile configuration file pre ........... pre script (see above for details) post .......... post script (see above for details) gpgkey.*.asc .. exported GnuPG key file(s) exclude ....... a globbing list of included or excluded files/folders The rules for the exclude file can be found in man duplicity, section FILE SELECTION).
Copy the whole profile folder after the first backup to a safe place. It contains everything needed to restore your backups. You will need it if you have to restore the backup from another system (e.g. after a system crash). Keep access to these files restricted as they contain all information (gpg data, ftp data) to access and modify your backups. Repeat this step after all configuration changes. Some configuration options are crucial for restoration.
This program is still in development. If you find bugs write a bug report on: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftplicity/.
For newer versions see http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftplicity/.
COPYRIGHT and LICENSE
Copyright (C) 2006 Christiane Ruetten, 2008-2011 Edgar Soldin This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 2 can be found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'.
Duply was written by Christiane Ruetten (initial version, named ftplicity) and Edgar Soldin. This manual page was written by Joachim Wiedorn <ad_debian at joonet.de> for the Debian project (and may be used by others).