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 ;)
Nice to see a "familiar" face in here. I used to belong to the Beam mailing list. :)
----- Original Message ----
From: Dave Hrynkiw <dave@...>
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2007 1:28:58 PM
Subject: [nslu2-linux] Re: Backup solution,
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
Look up Dirvish. It uses rsync, I think its a
kind of Perl wrapper
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
around rsync. I have Linux boxes and Windows XP boxes that it backs up
automatically, if they are switched on.
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
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...)
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