storeBackupSetupIsolatedMode.pl is part of the isolated mode / offline backup
functionality of storeBackup. It copies the meta data of the
last backup from a series of backups to another filesystem (e.g., on a
memory stick or small hard disk). It optionally generates a customized
version of the storeBackup.pl configuration file.
This can be used to generate incremental backups with
storeBackup.pl on media with low capacity, e.g., on a memory
stick during a travel - without having access to the central
backup repository. Later, you can integrate your local backups into the central
backup repository by using
storeBackupMergeIsolatedBackup.pl15to replicate your data and
complete your incremental backups to full space-efficient backups.
For a general description about how to use isolated mode, have a look at
isolated mode / offline backups.
Based on configuration file:
storeBackupSetupIsolatedMode.pl -f configFile -t targetDir
[-S series] [-g newConfigFile]
[-e explicitBackup] [-v] [-F]
without configuration file:
storeBackupSetupIsolatedMode.pl -b backupDir -t targetDir
[-S series] [-e explicitBackup] [-v] [-F]
- --existingConfigFile / -f
- original configuration file
from storeBackup.pl used for normal backups on local
media. In the configuration file, the letters
are used as comment signs. The customization of the configuration
will work correct only if the
; is used before unused
keywords (like in
the generated original version from storeBackup.pl)!
storeBackupSetupIsolatedMode.pl will generate a new key in
the newly generated configuration file (see option
--generate) called mergeBackupDir= which points to the
original backupDir. This entry is ignored by storeBackup.pl
and used by storeBackupMergeIsolatedBackup.pl to copy the
incremental backups from the local media to the master backup repository.
If you want to setup a new isolated backup (after some time) with
the same configuration, you can also use the already generated
configuration files as the only parameter. This program will then
use your old configuration to copy the meta data from the last
existing backup to a (clean) stick.
- --targetDir / -t
- The new top level backup directory to
use by storeBackup.pl on the local media for the incremental
backups. This directory must exist.
- --backupDir / -b
- If you do not want to use a
storeBackup.pl configuration file, you can specify the path
to your master backup repository with this option.
- --series / -S
- If more than one series in stored in
backupDir directory, you have to specify the series you want to
use for your local media.
- --generate / -g
- Specify the name for the configuration
file to generate when the option --existingConfigFile is used. If
no name is specified, the name for the new configuration file to
make backups on the new media will be isolate- plus the name
specified at option --existingConfigFile.
- --explicitBackup / -e
- Specify the exact backup which has
to be copied. Default value is the last backup of the series chosen.
- --verbose / -v
- Generate verbose messages.
- --force / -F
- Force usage of last backup (with option
lateLinks of storeBackup.pl), even if that last backup
of that series has not been completed to a full backup with