Gable Barber wrote:
Hello all,
I have been poking around the 'Net a bit looking for an easy to use
backup solution for our Mac's (1 mini, 1 powerbook, more in the

Basically there is a server, offsite (FBSD 6.2) with 2 RAID 5 arrays.
I would like to be able to set the 2 (for now) clients to
automatically, incrementally backup certain directories, nightly.
Something encrypted would be nice aswell.

You might like to try duplicity or rdiff-backup. Both are python-based incremental backup solutions, that can work over encrypted connections. duplicity can also encrypt the backed-up data for untrusted central sites, while rdiff-backup has the advantage that the backup is a normal mirror of the backed-up machine (plus reverse increments), so you can pick though it. duplicity is initiated from the client over FTP/SCP/DAV/S3, while rdiff-backup is initiated by the server normally using SSH.

I've been using rdiff-backup on a few dozen FreeBSD servers for a year or so now. I've not tried them on my macs yet but I don't see a reason why it *wouldn't* work - python tends to be pretty portable. I'll try it on the macs this weekend, in fact.

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