[Dclug] backup/mirror script
angelo at freeshell.org
Mon Apr 16 21:52:05 EDT 2007
Peter Teuben wrote:
> on the topic of backups: last year somebody gave a talk at DCLUG about
> dirvish (see dirvish.org). I'm kind of interested in using that,
> it seems very attractive to have snapshots of your whole system,
> and use hard links to save space. It also helps rotating backups.
> Did anybody follow up on this and tried dirvish. When I looked at it
> last week, I noted their website (the code) hadn't been updated in
> about a year. THat seems a bit worrysome perhaps.
I won't discourage you from looking more into Dirvish, but I did quite a
bit of looking at different backup solutions a while ago. Rsync works
for me because I don't need to keep real backups--I just need to mirror
my system at select times when I get it to a certain point that I like.
But if you're interested in looking at other solutions that do backup
things incrementally, I think the ones I liked the best were:
backuppc: http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/ (particularly good for
cross-platform network backups)
And then there's bacula, which you would want to use if you want to go
all the way and store your backups on removable media (volumes).
I think I didn't use dirvish because of some of the dependencies or
something, I don't really remember.
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