SaveBox is a simple robot written in Perl. It is typically run daily by cron, and will try to backup a list of Windows shares across your network. It will manage backup disk space and keep backup histories as long as there is enough room for them. It uses a single and very simple configuration file (source:/savebox/savebox.conf).

The backend is based on smbfs and rsync: smbfs is very resilient and efficient (although it is kernel-based), and rysnc is quite smart (most importantly it can throttle bandwitdth and manage hard-linking of un-modified files between backups).

A web frontend was vaguely started but not completed at all. It was meant to be user bullet-proof and give a nice access to the logs.

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