[Techtalk] differential backups...
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Mon Aug 25 19:06:54 EST 2003
On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 01:01:29PM -0400 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> James (jas at spamcop.net) wrote:
> >rsync is probably the tool you're after. Set up an rsync server on one
> >(probably the IDE one), then run rsync as a client on the other machine.
> I can just set it up as a rsync server and sync
> from one location to another, possibly...?
You don't need to set up an rsync _server_ at all. So long as the rsync
program exists at each end (in Walt's case it's the same copy), the
remote end will run in _server_ mode. rsync uses rsh commands to do the
network bit so it only needs rsh access to work.
Of course, rsh access accross the 'net is not a good thing so,
fortunately, rsync will (if asked) use ssh instead. This is the preferred
option for rsync accross the internet.
BTW. It might be worthwhile having a look at mondoarchive
(http://www.mondorescue.org) which can backup (and restore from bare
metal) most multi-disk configurations out there. It handles RAID, LVM and
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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