Quick Start

Using rubackup should be quite simple. Here is what you have to do:

  • Make sure you have the dependencies you need (ruby-1.9 or more recent, the aws-sdk rubygem is required if you want to use the AWS features, dependency commands used for backups)
  • Install rubackup on your linux system (you can either use a package or copy the ruby source files manually)
  • Understand what rubackup modules are and how they can be used
  • Understand how the rubackup yaml configuration works and write configuration files for your use cases
  • Execute rubackup manually and verify the command outputs
  • Create a cronjob to run rubackup once a day automatically for you