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Re: [SLE] common backup strategy
  • From: "Kian Spongsveen (spam account)" <spam@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 21:10:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405102110.51779.spam@xxxxxxxx>
On Monday 10 May 2004 20:37, user86 wrote:
> On Monday 10 May 2004 12:51, Michael George wrote:
> > On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 04:34:00PM +0000, pinto wrote:
> > > On Monday 10 May 2004 13:57, Michael George wrote:
> > > > Then for a long time I
> > > > didn't have to worry about tape backups. Do simple stuff with home
> > > > and work machines, Zip disks, etc.
> > >
> > > ____________________________
> > >
> > > ~ just my mileage . . .
> > >
> > > ~ use cron, to back up every hour, to a separate partition.
> > >
> > > ~ my system is about 5,2 gig ~ <rync> backup usually takes about 5
> > > minutes.
> >
> > Yes, rsync is going to be a part of the plan, but this type of backup
> > does not allow us to go back a day, week, or more. That is why we need
> > the archival qualities of tape.
> >
> > Thanks for your input!
>
> Actually, the rsync method does let you go back up a day, a week or a few
> weeks if given enough space.
> http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/
> has a guide to using rsync to make automated snapshot-style backups.
>
> "they create the illusion of multiple, full backups per day without the
> space or processing overhead. All of the snapshots are read-only, and are
> accessible directly by users as special system directories. It is often
> possible to store several hours, days, and even weeks' worth of snapshots
> with slightly more than 2x storage."



Check out this improved rsync snapshot script:
http://www.rsnapshot.org




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