systematic backups in Linux?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Thu May 1 23:59:50 UTC 2008
the ftp idea has to do with shellworld, but I am sure other alternatives
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?
> 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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