On 12 Aug 2008, at 18:33, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> I've got a Seagate 1TB Maxtor Central Axis external drive to do
> network-based backups of a bunch of things at home. My fear, of
> course, is having a single drive doing all of the work, with the
> single point of failure and all that.
>> Have any of you toyed with using a cron job to do an rsync between
> two disks (network-shared or not) ? My idea is to have two of them
> on the network, with one regularly sync'd up with the contents of
> the other. As ever, I want to avoid having to rely on the Windows/
> OSX software they ship with it for handling backups of particular
> shared volumes on the drive.
I've a good handful of Xen VMs on assorted servers, and they all get
backed up daily using rsync to disks on other hardware. However, Real
Soon now rsync will be replaced by rdiff-backup which for very little
extra disk usage will give me all the advantages of rsync, and
generational backup too.
One question I'd imagine is what exactly you'll use to do the rsync
(or whatever) i.e. where will the backup software run?
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