[Lvlug] Debian Backups
bflong at longbros.com
Mon Dec 11 10:17:09 EST 2006
On Saturday 09 December 2006 11:09 am, Caleb Shay wrote:
> 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
> > schedule.
> > 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.
Is there something like esXpress for Vmware Server? All my servers have been
moved over to virtual machines and something like that would be most useful.
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