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Re: remote backup

On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 03:39 +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> Hello List,
> I would like my desktop (an openbrick) to backup via the net
> my laptop once it is connected:
> what is the best way to do so ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jerome


I recommend using unison for backup/sync purposes (but there are some
issues with the permissions/ownership).

Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows, written in
OCaml. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories
to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host),
modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the
changes in each replica to the

Unison offers several advantages over various synchronization methods
such as CVS, Coda, rsync, Intellisync, etc. Unison can run on and
synchronize between Windows and many UNIX platforms. Unison requires no
root privileges, system access or kernel changes to function. Unison can
synchronize changes to files and directories in both directions, on the
same machine, or across a network using ssh or a direct socket

Transfers are optimised using a version of the rsync protocol, making it
ideal for slower links. Unison has a clear and precise specification,
and is resilient to failure due to its careful handling of the replicas
and its private structures.

Martin Spasov

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