Debian Bug report logs - #686669
RFP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:36:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:32:43 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>

* Package name    : duprepare
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>
* License         : (GPL)
  Programming Lang: (Bash)
  Description     : Prepare backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
 duprepare prepares backup volume sources by creating an image
 of files you need to backup. This image is then processed by
 duplicity to push it to any backup target.

 duplicity is a great program, however it is pain to prepare the backup image.

 Using duprepare, you simply list all needed files and it will
 take care of syncing them into the image. For complex tasks like
 taking mysql database snapshots or ldap dumps, duprepare uses
 custom scripts that will prepare the backup files and place
 them into the backup image.



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Bug#686669; Package wnpp. (Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:48:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
To: Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>
Cc: 686669@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#686669: ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:45:02 +0200
Hi.

Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net> writes:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>
>
> * Package name    : duprepare
>   Version         : 0.1
>   Upstream Author : Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>
> * License         : (GPL)
>   Programming Lang: (Bash)
>   Description     : Prepare backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
>  duprepare prepares backup volume sources by creating an image
>  of files you need to backup. This image is then processed by
>  duplicity to push it to any backup target.
>
>  duplicity is a great program, however it is pain to prepare the backup image.
>
>  Using duprepare, you simply list all needed files and it will
>  take care of syncing them into the image. For complex tasks like
>  taking mysql database snapshots or ldap dumps, duprepare uses
>  custom scripts that will prepare the backup files and place
>  them into the backup image.
>

Just in case, how does it compare to backupninja, already in the
archive, which has a duplicity backend ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
-- 
Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)



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From: Hossam Hammady <hammady@gmail.com>
To: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
Cc: 686669@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#686669: ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:07:06 +0300
I didn't know about backupninja before. Basically it is the same idea, however, duprepare does both backup and restore.
With backupninja backups are stored on backup volumes, with no easy way to restore them.
With duprepare there are 3 scripts: duprepare-backup, duprepare-restore and duprepare-cleanup. The restore script reverses everything (copying all files back and running custom scripts with different modes) so that your system is back exactly the same way. 
There is a famous saying "your backup is totally useless if you haven't tried restoring it at least once", or something similar.
Anyway, thanks for telling me about backupninja. 
 
On Sep 5, 2012, at 10:45 AM, Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu> wrote:

> Just in case, how does it compare to backupninja, already in the
> archive, which has a duplicity backend ?




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From: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
To: Hossam Hammady <hammady@gmail.com>
Cc: 686669@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#686669: ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:38:29 +0200
Hi.

Hossam Hammady <hammady@gmail.com> writes:

> I didn't know about backupninja before. Basically it is the same idea, however, duprepare does both backup and restore.
> With backupninja backups are stored on backup volumes, with no easy way to restore them.
> With duprepare there are 3 scripts: duprepare-backup, duprepare-restore and duprepare-cleanup. The restore script reverses everything (copying all files back and running custom scripts with different modes) so that your system is back exactly the same way. 
> There is a famous saying "your backup is totally useless if you
> haven't tried restoring it at least once", or something similar.

Indeed, hence my attempt to add a few more commands like verifying the status of
the backup sets : https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/2591

> Anyway, thanks for telling me about backupninja. 
>  

You're very much welcome.

Best regards,
-- 
Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)



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From: Hossam Hammady <hammady@gmail.com>
To: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
Cc: 686669@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#686669: ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:04:02 +0300
Good step forward. However, I believe verifying backups is not enough. You need to create a virtual machine and restore your backup there to make sure everything is actually in place. Without an automated script (like duprepare-restore) it is really a big pain putting everything back. Please stay tuned as I am currently writing the manpage and will be uploading the package very soon on mentors.debian.net.

Thanks again for your followup.

On Sep 5, 2012, at 3:38 PM, Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu> wrote:

> Indeed, hence my attempt to add a few more commands like verifying the status of
> the backup sets : https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/2591




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Bug#686669; Package wnpp. (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:50:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #30 received at 686669@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 686669@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: duprepare: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:44:09 +0200
retitle 686669 RFP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
noowner 686669
tag 686669 - pending
thanks

Hi,

A long time ago, you expressed interest in packaging duprepare. Unfortunately,
it seems that it did not happen. In Debian, we try not to keep ITP bugs open
for a too long time, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to
refrain from packaging the software.

This is an automatic email to change the status of duprepare back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 10 months.

If you are still interested in packaging duprepare, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 686669 ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity
 owner 686669 !
 thanks

It is also a good idea to document your progress on this ITP from time to
time, by mailing <686669@bugs.debian.org>.  If you need guidance on how to
package this software, please reply to this email, and/or contact the
debian-mentors@lists.debian.org mailing list.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity' from 'ITP: duprepare -- Prepare system backup volume sources to be processed by duplicity' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:55:29 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Hossam Hammady <debian@hammady.net>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:55:30 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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