[svlug] Backup strategies

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Fri Oct 4 18:28:13 PDT 2002


On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 05:30:08PM -0700, Rick Schultz wrote:
> Anybody have a backup solution they particularly like?

I just can't find anything I don't like about rsync.  

Grab an old box like a pentium 150 or so, pop in a pci ide controller
(if necessary), a new 100MB IDE hard drive, and a good NIC.  Load
Linux.  Then run rsync scripts periodically via cron.  You can back up
a whole lot of data on several boxes that way.  

If you just have one box to worry about, just tuck in a second hard
drive and do the same thing locally.

It's very unlikely that you'll lose both spindels at the same time, so
it's a good, cheap, and fast backup technique.

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