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Re: backup system for servers

On 07/08/10 Jordon Bedwell said:

> You don't need "Software" all you need is a simple bash script that 1.)  
> GZIP's everything but: proc, sys and others, 2.) signs said backup and  
> then encrypts it and 3.) an SSH cert to the other server and the time to  
> make said simple script. You can even use Perl or PHP, both of which  
> support being daemonized so you can do incremental backups or backups of  
> specific files based on changes.  I usually prefer the Perl method, but  
> sometimes am forced to use PHP and when clients flat out refuse to let  
> me daemonize I tell them to do it themselves since it's not my problem  
> anyways I was just being nice and send them an SH script that does  
> exactly what I described.

Personally I pipe tar over ssh so I'm not dependent on enough disk space on
the machine being backed-up to create a local archive. Plus, it's only one
command that way.

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@digitaltorque.ca>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein

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