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Client-Server Backup System (common files)

This is a client-server backup system offering several workstations a centralized backup to a special backup server. Backing up only one computer is easily possible, too. Any streaming device can be used for writing the data to it, usually this will be a tape device. Writing backups is normally done sequentially: The next writing to tape goes to the end of the previous write no matter where you have restored from in the meantime.

Features: - Authentication of the client is performed before it can take over control - Access restriction for the streamer device -> security - Client-side per-file compression -> reliability - Data stream is written to tape in pieces -> fast finding of files - Tape position logging for each file - Tape capacity is fully used - Full / incremental backups - Raw partitions can be backed up - Client and Server buffering for maximal throughput is done

Note: Tk is required if you want to use the graphical configuration tool instead of the text configuration tool.

Package version:3.5.3-3


Configure your backup server with 

   afserverconfig /etc/afbackup/server.conf


   xafserverconfig /etc/afbackup/server.conf

and / or configure your backup client with 

   afclientconfig /etc/afbackup/client.conf


   xafclientconfig /etc/afbackup/client.conf

Explanations of the different parameters can be found in CONFIG. Now the
server and/or client is ready for your backups. Some e


AF's backup system

This is a client-server backup system offering several
workstations a centralized backup to special backup
servers. The backup on the clients can be started auto-
matically using cron-jobs on the clients, but the more
intelligent solution is to start it remotely from a central
administrative host. To be independent of tricks like
rsh, rcp and so on, that ar


afbackup (3.5.1-2) experimental; urgency=low

  Starting with this version update-inetd is called only if the recommended
  package update-inetd is installed. Otherwise you have to setup your inetd
  for yourself.

 -- Torsten Werner <>  Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:58:11 +0100


                AF's Backup FAQ


Q1: How do I tell how 


afbackup (3.5.3-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * QA upload.
  * No longer support upgrading from ancien


2.1 - 2.1.pl1
	- minor bugfix in restore script

2.1.pl1 - 2.1.pl2
	- Bugfix in configuration progr


This package was debianized by Christian Meder
<> on Thu, 3 Apr 1997 00:22:

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