Conf File Backup Idea

Thom Paine painethom at
Fri Jul 31 18:23:57 UTC 2009

I was wondering if anyone routinely backups their conf files? I am
trying to figure out a way to just backup any of the conf files I
regularly use so that I can rsync them to an offsite server somewhere.

I'm not looking to do a full server backup, as that isn't really my
intention. I'm looking at things like dhcpd.conf, httpd.conf, bind,
that sort of thing, so that I can quickly roll out a new server based
on the old one.

Where I am going with this, is that I am anticipating replacing some
hard drives in a server of mine with some larger ones. Also I almost
lost a whole server worth of stuff (it is very aged and nothing
mission critical) but that got me to thinking if I had a program or
some sort of a way to add files I've edited to a list that get rsynced
somewhere, that would be something I am very interested in.

Even if I just make a directory and make a symbolic link to it, would
that work? Expanding on this would let me backup a weeks worth of
versions in the event I don't like a change I made to one file.

Anyways, just looking for some ideas here on this.



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