[TriLUG] rsync for Disaster Recovery?
mark at thefowles.com
Thu Dec 1 06:14:46 EST 2005
I am using it to backup from a linux server (including pc mounted
shares) - I have done fast recovery of files from both the linux and PC
shares just by copying the files from the off-site rsync host. I have
it setup to run several jobs every 3.5 hours.
James Brigman wrote:
>Is anyone on this list using rsync to transport their data for disaster
>recovery? I've seen some effective UNIX/Linux backups/archives done with
>rsync, but I'm wondering things like:
>- how well can it be integrated with CIFS/Windows systems? (have I gotta
>roll a SAMBA server to translate so that rsync "sees" the windows data?)
>- is it relatively fast over slow links?
>- how well does it work with "incremental changing" data? Can you
>emulate "snapshots", for example?
>- anyone have to "reverse" the direction of the rsync data flow to
>recover the data, and if so, how easy was it?
>Experienced replies welcome....
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