[TriLUG] back up your $HOME
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Mon May 30 19:25:48 EDT 2011
One big difference is rsnapshot does not rely on a any time of database to keep track of things. When I used rdiff-backup with a usb disk, the usb disk would become unmounted sometimes, and the database that rdiff-backup uses would become corrupt. I'm not opposed to the database *if* you can restore easily without the database. One con to rsnapshot is that it's based on a pull model not a push model so you make have to boot ssh keys for root on boxes depending on what you are backing up. But keychain helps secure that a bit.
On May 27, 2011, at 9:43 AM, Igor Partola wrote:
> I have never used rsnapshot, but it sounds a lot like rdiff-backup.
> rdiff-backup is fantastic for backing up MySQL data files, since it
> can store binary deltas of large files. It's like magic.
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Magnus <magnus at trilug.org> wrote:
>> On May 24, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Alan Porter wrote:
>>> For the past several years, our standard practice has been to back up
>>> the OS partitions, but to let users be responsible for backing up their
>>> own home directories (which also includes their IMAP email storage).
>> If you want to get fancy with this...
>> Fun little project to set up, uses rsync so you can --bwlimit it, and effectively gives you a result not unlike what Mac users enjoy with Time Machine.
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