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Re: [vox] server backups
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Re: [vox] server backups

I have had some problems with tar -> CD in the past because a corrupted 
stream makes it difficult to retrieve files after that point.  BRU uses
a more complicated format and can verify the contents of the archive
against the CD, tape, file archive, etc.

On possibility is to use rsync or some other software that mirrors the
content between two machines.  


On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 09:51:40PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> begin Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> 
> > On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 09:39:30PM -0700, colin kelly wrote:
> > > does anyone know of any backup utilitys that you can use in linux remotly so
> > > you can download the content of your server to your own computer in a gziped
> > > file ?
> > > 
> > 
> > The simplest would be a script that tar'd up the files you want, and then
> > put it somewhere for you to grab via, for example, scp.
> agreed.  i've found that with many utilities, like backup utilities, cd
> burning software and mp3 creation, by the time you read their docs
> enough to customize to your desire, you could've whipped something up
> using perl and cron or at.  and be intimately familiar with your
> homegrown utility.  always a plus.
> tar, for example, has an incremental switch which is perfect for this
> kind of thing.
> > I don't know much about "backup utilities" proper (e.g., stuff that can
> > save to tape or CD, and does incremental backups, etc.), though...
> yes, the flexible nature of unix makes some things ... irrelevant.
> but if you have your heart set on canned software, i remember either
> linux journal or linux magazine had a pretty in depth article on backup
> software for linux.   they have most of their past issues online and
> have a useful search utility.
> pete
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