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  • Juan A Cubillo
    Dave, Thanks for the suggestion. I was really busy this past days so I was not able to test the various methods the group has contributed, but this weekend I
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2007
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      Dave,

      Thanks for the suggestion. I was really busy this past days so I was not able to test the various methods the group has contributed, but this weekend I promise I will play with my Slug ;)

      BTW,
      Nice to see a "familiar" face in here. I used to belong to the Beam mailing list. :)

      Regards,
      Juan Cubillo

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Dave Hrynkiw <dave@...>
      To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, July 6, 2007 1:28:58 PM
      Subject: [nslu2-linux] Re: Backup solution, What��������������

      I recently bought a 320GB drive for my slug, so now I´m thinking on
      doing a backup solution for the computers I have in my house. Right
      now there are 3 PCs (windows & linux) and I´d like to make this as
      automated and invisible as possible.
      > What is the best route to follow? Rsync? Are there any backup
      solution software that may work with the slug?
      >
      > BTW, Right now I´m running SlugOS/LE 3.10 Beta on top of a turboslug...
      Look up Dirvish. It uses rsync, I think its a kind of Perl wrapper
      around rsync. I have Linux boxes and Windows XP boxes that it backs up
      automatically, if they are switched on.
      I've been having great success using "rdiff-backup" , which also uses rsync as the core, and performs similar functions to Dirvish (although I admit I have not used it, as rdiff-backup fulfilled my needs). I'm doing a remote sync of 180GB office data on 2 servers nightly to off-site, and it takes about 60~300 minutes a night to run via cronjob & SSH.

      I'm using the tutorial from http://arctic. org/~dean/ rdiff-backup/ unattended. html, which worked very well on my turboslug running Debian. Yes, it's a little slow, but at 2am, what do I care if it takes some of the night? It's not like it's tanking my 50kB U/L limit from the server (it spends quite a bit of time "chewing" on the data), so I haven't run into bandwidth issues yet.

      I have my script process the two machines in sequence, as to not choke the NSLU2.

      Go for it, but don't expect it to be a speed demon! (And if it is too slow for you, lemme buy your slug...)

      Regards,
      Dave




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