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I'm trying to back up a few directires on an ubuntu box /stor and /etc ...

I've seen stuff for rsync and rdiff ... but they all involve creating certs and keys ... and generally require a bit more than I need.

I just want to do a SIMPLE backup of /stor /etc to /mnt/backup. It is using a cifs share so no ssh or certs or keys needed.

What would I need to do to back this up daily?
    
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Is your backup location on the same machine that you are pulling the information from? Or are you pushing it across a network/wan? Because you have it on /mnt I'm assuming its either some type of removable media or a network location, but could be a range of other devices as well.

If it is local and you aren't looking for a comparison of files that already exist before you do the backup (for example, creating a new directory to put the complete file list in before each backup or overwriting the previous files) a very simple way would just to set up a cron to copy the data from your intended directories to the destination. That or there are plenty of great backup managers available as well.
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Simple Backup Suite should be simple enough.
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Rsync doesn't need certs or keys. Just a share to be configured. I am currently using backuppc (like rsync, but a web-interface so my parents can easily restore stuff) to back up several computers in my house to my server. Just install rsyncd on what you want to pull from, and on the backup server
Code:
rsync [OPTIONS] 192.168.1.43::SHARENAME /path/to/directory
error10's would work as well.
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