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Re: Another backup question



On Sunday 12 March 2006 17:26, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.
>
I'll look at that, too, thanks.

Anne

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