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Re: [SLE] common backup strategy
  • From: "John N. Alegre" <listhub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:50:13 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <XFMail.040511095013.listhub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Anyone out there have any experience doing a snapshot to an external usb drive?
john

On 10-May-04 Kian Spongsveen (spam account) wrote:
> 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."
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> Check out this improved rsync snapshot script:
> http://www.rsnapshot.org
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