simback is to generally cover the daily backup need of the average Linux user. Its usage should be very simple and its function rudimentary, just that sort of thing you can use out of the box.
2005-08-26 simback is now ready to be used in a productive environment: several bugs and smaller issues with the alpha version have been successfully fixed. You can go get the new version.
2005-02-21 I take great pride in announcing the first (pre-)version ("alpha") of simback is finally available in the released files section as source code!
To install, type make && sudo make install. Though it is still alpha, the package can clearly be used safely. There won't be any new features in the final simback-0.1 (all of them going into simback-0.2), for alpha-versions are a place where only further security enhancements are being applied to the code.
Helpers, testers and supporters are urgently needed. Feel free to contact me. Even if you cannot help maintaing the source code itself, there surely is something you can do: create RPMs, write ebuilds, do some work on the web site and so on and so furth. I do appreciate every little piece of help gratefully.
Installation is very easy and can be done for most users in four steps (see file INSTALL distributed with the simback source code package). The first method is to download the latest stable version's source code and to compile the code yourself:
1. tar -xzf simback-0.1.tar.gz
2. cd simback-main
4. (as root) make install and you're done.
It's also possible to just copy simback.pl out of the archive to /usr/bin, if you prefer to use the perl script directly.
I have also produced a binary package version (incl. manpage) for linux users.
The following information is taken from simback's man page.
It is recommended to call the programs over functions such as cron or let it be executed at log-in time. The backup file can be, after your choice, either of type tar.bz2 or ZIP.
Moritz Beller <moritzbeller AT sourceforge DOT net>, Moritz Beller's 4momo.de.