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Re: Another backup question



On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 04:44, Anne Wilson wrote:
> Today's task is to identify the best method for my backup needs.  I want to 
> take a day's work and archive it into existing directories on a server diskA, 
> having first rsync'd server diskA and server diskB.
> 
> Part one - making a script to create the second generation backup onto diskB - 
> is not a big problem.  What is a bigger problem is what to use for the second 
> part.  Rsync does not seem to be the right tool for this.  I don't want all 
> the older stuff copied back onto the workstation, I just want the new stuff 
> added to the archive.  I'm mainly thinking of a photo archive.
> 
> I'm going to take a look at rdiff-backup, but would be interested to hear of 
> any other suggestions to follow up.

My favorite for on-line backups is 'backuppc'
http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/.   It keeps a configurable history
of daily backups of multiple target machines using compression and
hard-linking of duplicates to keep about 10x more than you would
expect for the disk space needed and gives you a nice web
browser interface to restore or grab copies directly.  Since
most of the work is done at night you can stick a big hard
disk in a Linux desktop machine that you use for other work
in the daytime.  I don't think there is a handy rpm to install
it but once it is set up it will take care of itself.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com



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