systematic backups in Linux?

John covici covici at
Thu May 1 14:26:44 UTC 2008

I have been using rdiff-backup lately and its working pretty good for
me -- does not use ftp but rsync and ssh.  It is available in at least
Debian, and gentoo.

on Thursday 05/01/2008 Karen Lewellen(klewellen at wrote
 > Hi folks,
 > Wondering about this in theory?
 > I would guess I would require a dsl connection, something I presently 
 > do not have, but wanted to ask this anyway.
 > I have a major quantity of files in my shellworld workspace.  Last weekend, 
 > I noticed that almost every file with a certain extension, .mp3, had 
 > disappeared.  Given I am both a singer and a radio producer with many 
 > files of critical importance in this format I was not happy.  to his 
 > credit, the files were restored, and what was missing is likely in themail 
 > folders I keep to insure I am covered.  to his detriment, no explanation 
 > was offered as to how this happened.
 > So, I realize the time is coming for me to set up an alternative backup 
 > of my own.
 > Having this Linux box built has been slower than planned, I do not even 
 > have access to a cd burner yet.  However I am wondering if there is a 
 > Linux utility that will let me make scheduled backups from my shellworld 
 > space to  my Linux machine via ftp?  If so, in which distribution?
 > Thanks, and if my question is not clear enough let me know.
 > Karen
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