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Re: backup plan bare metal

On Monday 19 September 2005 10:50 pm, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > Rsync?
> rsync is extremely bad idea because:

I think rsync is an extremely good idea for data backup.

>         - whatever caused your main server to die will propagate
>         itself on your backup server when you use rsync


>         - rsync does NOT save a copy of the file before you overwrite it

man rsync!

But I think the original poster is looking for something like Ghost but for 
Linux. But for data backup, rsync rocks! Over a network it minimizes 
bandwidth and with some scripting you can have a very resource efficient 
backup system. But you may want to go all the way and use backuppc.


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