[rear-users] Using duply / duplicity as backup/restore backend

Thomas Schumm thomas.schumm at gmx.de
Thu Jul 26 12:15:29 CEST 2012

Hi Jeroen,

Am 19.07.2012 08:40, schrieb Jeroen Hoekx:
> Hello Thomas,
> On 18 July 2012 23:57, Thomas Schumm <thomas.schumm at gmx.de> wrote:
>> I'm using duply / duplicity (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftplicity/)
>> to backup some parts of a server in the cloud (as encrypted tar
>> archives). The backup/recovery strategies of rear doesn't support this
>> backend.  What has to be done to extend rear to support duply as a
>> backup solution (BACKUP=DUPLY)?
>> PS: The simple solution of integrating it as BACKUP=REQUESTRESTORE is
>> already working with the following local.conf
> If that already works, add a DUPLY/default folder under prep/. Put all
> your PROGS, COPY_AS_IS, LIBS, CLONE_* statements in a file
> 40_prep_duply.sh in that folder.
> Then add the same folder to restore/ and add a script there that
> prints some instructions and drops you into a shell. Use rear_shell,
> as it allows preconfigured history.

Thank you for your advice. It was really simple to extend ReaR.

> Then create a pull request on github and it's in.

I submitted a pull request a few minutes ago. Testing and feedback is

> Greetings,
> Jeroen
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