[CoLoCo] Best backup solution
dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:37:32 GMT 2008
Have you tried GRSYNC? You can build your sync in a GUI and either run it or
simulate it. When you have it right copy the command from the run/simulate
window for your cron job.
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Jim Hutchinson <jim at ubuntu-rocks.org>
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Dave Vanderploeg <
> dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There is a problem with Ubuntu when geeks have trouble with backups.
> > This script to run a backup is way too complicated. I certainly don't see
> > how to convert non-geeks when something that should be simple reaches this
> > level of complexity.
> In all fairness, no OS had a good backup tool until recently. I hope Linux
> gets there soon too.
> > Personally I use RSYNC, and I have had it scheduled with CRON in the
> > past, though at the moment I've been doing it manually through GRSYNC. I
> > like GUI's. I'll be going back to cron shortly. Jim, you live somewhat near
> > your parents, right? I would set up an external drive at their house an
> > rsync to that. Off site storage is true security. Did you try TimeVault?
> > Does it use rsync as its base?
> I haven't tried TimeVault yet. It look a bit unfinished. I've using rsync
> lately but I don't like it. It's a bit cryptic to use and hard to know
> exactly what command does what you want. I've been using
> rsync -av /path/to/source/ /path/to/dest
> and I think it works but not sure. I usually get one or two error
> messages. If anyone has a good suggestion as to what to put in a cron job
> script I'll give it a try.
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