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Backup Manager 0.7.7 User Guide
Chapter 1 - About this manual

1.1 Scope

Backup Manager is a system tool designed to handle backups. It is written with simplicity in mind.

If you want to handle a couple of tarballs, reading the default configuration file might be enough to understand the main design. On the other hand, if you want to know more about the global design of the program, how to write your own backup methods or even look at some real life examples, this guide is for you.

This document describes the main design of the software and gives information about supported configuration keys. All backup methods are described, with a sample configuration file as illustration. Whenever possible, advices and best practices are given.

This manual also describes every configuration variables supported in the version 0.7.7.

1.2 Version

This document is updated whenever a new release of Backup Manager is published. The current version covers all features and configuration details about version 0.7.7.

The first version of this document was written with the release 0.6 of Backup Manager.

1.3 Authors

The first version of this document was made in late 2005, by Alexis Sukrieh and has been reviewed by Sven Joachim.

While the author of this document has tried hard to avoid typos and other errors, these do still occur. If you discover an error in this manual or if you want to give any comments, suggestions, or criticisms please send an email to the development list, backup-manager-devel@backup-manager.org, or submit a bug report against the "Documentation" product, in the bug tracking system[1].

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Backup Manager 0.7.7 User Guide

1.7 - 14 Apr, 2008

Alexis Sukrieh