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Re: [vox] Recommend an OSS backup utility?
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Re: [vox] Recommend an OSS backup utility?

on Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 03:36:04PM -0400, John C. Alden (jcalden@toad.net) wrote:
> Hey all. I need a recommendation on a file backup utility.
> I'm looking for a Linix utility to do a backup
>   [compressed] {partial|differential|full} 
> of a particular fileset to another file system (not a tape drive), and
> run, unattended, under cron.
> >From my searches on SourceForge, I came up with
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/dar/
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/paranoia-backup/
> Amanda comes to mind, too.
> Any recommendations on these, or others I should consider? 
> p.s. I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux ver 3.x, kernel 2.4.21-20.EL. 

tar or rsync.


Kragen Sitaker's rsync hacks post is a classic, and covers the multiple
differential "backups" (note that there's only one extant copy, the
others being hardlinks), keeping 15 days' worth of backups.

The runtime might be a little long for your liking.  Kragen was only
able to get it down to seven seconds.


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