[Novalug] Backup with rsync
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Fri Jun 18 17:27:05 EDT 2010
About 10 years ago I read a small paper from Legato called "What Tar and
Dump Cannot Do". For a Roll Your Own guy like myself, it was an Eye
Opener. An Enterprise Backup System that can stream data from Many Many
Hosts, manage Tapes, Jukeboxes, Schedules, and Expire Archives, and
Restores By Time is indeed a Wonder to Behold.
Of course, it was so complicated that you never wanted to use the
Command Line...you wanted to use the GUI. This is when I understood the
Power of the Darkside, uh, GUI -- for hiding Complexity that you'd
Rather Not Bother With. FWIW, that's how I feel about the Veritas Volume
Manager....just drag and drop the subdisks and plexes into your volumes.
And the VVM also gives you the commands in case you want to encapsulate
them into a shell script for other systems. But I digress. Probably
Of course, it also makes a difference how many hosts you have as well as
how you will use the restore facility.
I wonder how rsyncing to a snapshot of yesterday's backup would work?
Sounds easy to set up and manage.
On 6/18/2010 11:46 AM, The Doctor wrote:
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> Dan Lavu wrote:
>> Have you guys thought about using software like backuppc
>> (http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/)? It can use samba, rsync, rsyncd and
> Fighting with it right now and it's driving me up a wall. All things
> considered I'd rather be dealing with AFbackup (or at best something I
> wrote myself) for backing things up across a network.
> For local backups I prefer the aforementioned rdiff-backup, which can be
> used across a LAN (usually over SSH).
>> Totally off topic, Doctor, how do you feel about Matt Smith and Karen
> I rather like Matt Smith's portrayal of the character. He's gone 'round
> to the 'mad bastard' end of the spectrum and it seems to work for the
> direction the character's gone in. I think he's knocked it out of the
> park and hope he sticks around for a few seasons. Karen Gillian's
> playing Amy Pond as not just a companion but a foil to the character of
> the Doctor and I love watching the interplay. She's punked him not a
> few times, sometimes without realizing it. :)
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