[Lvlug] Debian Backups
caleb at webninja.com
Sat Dec 9 11:09:08 EST 2006
On 12/9/06, Darryl Gibson <n2diy at losch.net> wrote:
> Now I'm comfortable with Ubuntu, and I want to start a regular back up
> So, how do you folks back up your boxes?
For a full backup:
tar zpc / | ssh user at backuphost "cat - > /backups/host1-`date`.tgz"
For daily backups of just the files I care about (say, my home directory)
rsnapshot - http://www.rsnapshot.org/
However, most of my machines are virtual machines these days, so I just use
esXpress (yes, I work for them, yes, I wrote a lot of it). You can think of
it as the ability to do (while the machine is up):
dd if=/dev/sda | <filter out just the changed blocks> | gzip | ftp
backuphost (save file)
After all of these methods, I've got a DLT drive hooked up to backuphost for
pulling the files off as needed.
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