On Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 04:17:06PM +0300, Gintautas Simkus wrote: > Hello, I have a freeBSD AMP web server running on an old desktop, while on > my laptop I am running Ubuntu and Windows OSes. My main concern is this: > is it possible backup my production server data with rsync for instance > and keep it on Ubuntu server?
Yes. > Are there any other consideration to take into account? When using rsync, it might not be able to copy ACLs and flags to other OS's that do not support them natively. So if you depend on ACLs or flags, use dump instead. But is you just have regular data files, rsync is fine. For keeping large volumes of data synchronized, rsync is probably the fastest solution. I tend to use the following options for rsync backups: '-axq --delete'. You could also use a USB connected harddisk as a backup. It's easy to store that off-site. If you consider your data valuable, encrypt your backup disks, e.g. with geli(8). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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