backuptab is a bash script that parses fstab to find file systems on a Linux machine and then attempts to intelligently backup those partitions. If the partition is identified as a logical volume it uses LVM tools to create a snapshot of the volume for backup. If the partition is identified as containing a guest machine (VMWare Server), it uses VMWare tools to suspend the guest machine while the snapshot, or dump, is created.
Backup can be done to a local disk (file) or over the network using pre-shared keys and ssh.
Backup level and schedule are done via command line parameters and cron.
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