On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 09:44:53PM -0700, David King wrote: > >It's time to come clean and admit that parts/most of rsync are > >lost on me. [...] > >How can I automate the backup via rsync to other servers? > > Depending on the backup strategy that you want, I highly recommend > rsnapshot (/usr/ports/sysutils/rsnapshot <http://www.rsnapshot.org/ > >). It handles most of the management of retaining past backups up > to X days, X weeks, etc, and uses hardlinks to save space between the > backups. So because it uses rsync, it uses the bandwidth of an > incremental backup, but because it uses directory trees of hardlinks, > each backup is completely restorable like a full backup. >
One problem may be semantics. I'm not certain if I want directory /etc/* synchronized on servers A and B, or if I just want a 100%-guaranteed backup ... . Since I do 99% of stuff on tao, I want every other (possible) server to sync up my ~/* files on other machines. The build and config files I just want tar'd up and moved to, say, /usr/tmp/tao, /usr/tmp/sage, usr/tmp/zen, and so on. This stuff is what I would like done at least daily. I'll look at rsnapshot. A very big (*)++plus is that Dru wrote it. That mean it's thoroughly first rate. Around 10 hrs sleep in three days just don' cut it. -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"