Super Quick Start
StoreBackup is a very space efficient disk-to-disk backup suite for
GNU/Linux and other unixoid systems. Additional details and help are
provided in later sections of this document.
In these brief quick start steps we make certain simplifying
assumptions. If you are OK with that, then proceed as follows:
For more details, please continue reading; especially see
If the above steps gave you any challenges, don't worry. This document
will cover everything from storeBackup installation to NFS server
settings in much more detail.
- Download the source from
- Unpack it (using tar -jxvf) into /opt (it will
make the folder /opt/storeBackup.)1
- Create symbolic links. In a terminal, run these 2 commands (the
2nd line ends with: space,dot):
# cd /usr/local/bin
# ln -s /opt/storeBackup/bin/* .
- Run your first backup with this command (substituting your
actual username in the command):2
storeBackup.pl --sourceDir /home/your_username --backupDir /tmp/my_master_backup
This may take a while. Open a second shell and see what happens in
the backup directory. You have now backed up your home directory to
See storeBackup's Top Features on the next page