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Dmitry Chernyak, 07/07/2016 01:03 PM

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h1. scduply - useful interface for duplicity
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> *scduply* - is a backup system designed for easy and cost-effective backup of the data to any type of storage via Internet, from a simple ftp to Amazon S3-class services.
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> Due to it's properties, scduply is ideal for VPS backup copy on Linux (for example - sites) and on Windows (for example - a terminal server, including a file database, and Outlook folders).
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h2. KEY FEATURES
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* *Deduplication*
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The incremental backup sents only different pieces of the file. Convenient for big logs and databases.
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* *Encryption on client-side*
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Before sending, all data is encrypted by GPG program. Therefore, even if the third party has the access to the location,
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it can't acquire the data without the private key.
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* *Easy Windows installation*
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Windows installer does everything itself. More over, the Windows version contains patches for fast and stable operation.
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* *VSS Support for MS Windows*
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Supporting Snapshots, allowing to copy databases, Outlook pst-files and other changing objects.
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h2. SCDUPLY - IS FREE SOFTWARE
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The software consist of three components licensed under GPL:
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* *"scduply":https://github.com/skycover/scduply* - the program itself
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* *"scdw":https://github.com/skycover/scdw* - the web-interface to control scduply
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* *"scwin":https://github.com/skycover/scwin* - the installer for scduply и scdw for Windows with VSS option
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The software is developed by "SkyCover Company":http://www.skycover.ru. It is initally based on source of "duply":http://duply.net/ and using [[Duplicity|Duplicity]] as backup engine.
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This is the backup control tool via configuration files and simple commands, which simplifies significantly the tuning of backup jobs
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and allowing to manage several jobs, each for different directory or subsystem.
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h2. VISUALIZATION
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The example of mailed HTML report. It cames with all the raw logs attached.
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!scduply-report.png!
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[[REPORTING|Explanation of report]]
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The reports are mailed and you can control, wether you receive all reports, or only with errors or warnings.
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Web interface SCDW built on Django give ability for useful tuning of backup jobs (it includes filesystem browser and intuitive interface to control of exclusions).
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!scdw-list1.png!
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h2. TECHNICAL DETAILS
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* Global config file for common settings for all jobs;
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* Duplicity options are "hidden" behind the user friendly config variables with defaults;
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* Automatic addition of the job’s name to the globally configured TARGET_URL;
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* The command for batch execution of all defined jobs;
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* ability to destignate the week day of FULL backup for each job;
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* Infrastructure to save per-job logs and reports;
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* Reporting via e-mail with HTML report and raw logs attached.