Hello group,

I'm sure there are so many admin guys in this group and I was wondering
if then can advise me on backup procedures in linux.

1) For a small environment do you suggest rsync or bacula?

2) I was reading an article about dump command on tldp.org and it says
that dump only understands ext2 file system so what about ext3?!!

3) I have a special database system and looking for a solution to meet
three different scenarios:

1) export data from the database and back it up.

2) backup the whole database and related application.

3) backup the while filesystem and database.

what tool and method do you suggest? please know that I don't have time
to learn bacula but thinking to use it in future.

Your help is appreciated greatly.