[ubuntu-uk] A question for sysadmins

Dave Walker davewalker at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 8 18:36:55 GMT 2008

Chris Rowson wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got a question about server backups.
> Scenario: You want to perform a daily backup of a web server content
> at /var/www/ to a mounted device at /media/netbackup.
> To do this you run a daily job as follows:
> tar cpf /media/netbackup/fullbackup-`date '+%d-%B-%Y'`.tar /var/www
> Your /var/www/ is 10GB in size.


The question's already been answered, but I wanted to suggest using 
something like rsnapshot.  Daily backup's of 10GB will very quickly get 
big.  Why not use rsnapshot, or one of the various other incremental 
backup tools to only copy what has actually changed?

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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