systematic backups in Linux?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Thu May 1 23:59:50 UTC 2008

the ftp idea has to do with shellworld, but I am sure other alternatives 
will work.
would I require dsl to run this option?
I have never been a windows user, so no need to test it until the LInux box 
is complete.  Besides I have more stuff up here  in my shellworld space 
than I have hard drive space outside of the new machine grin.
Thanks for the suggestion,

On Thu, 1 May 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>  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?
> Hi,
> Is there any reason why it has to be ftp? I personally use rsync and 
> recommend it. It only downloads what's changed, so you don't have to get the 
> same files over and over. It has a switch to use compression, but that won't 
> help with mp3 files. There is nothing that rsync can't do. It runs great on 
> Windows if you need something temporarily until your Linux box is working. 
> Just use something like at (1) or cron to set this up automatically. 
> Practically any good distro will have rsync and cron, and I know Debian for 
> sure has at. If you absolutely must use ftp, that won't work and I don't know 
> of any solution since ftp isn't designed to just download differences. You 
> could use ncftpget and ncftpput but that transfers everything over and over.
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