How to rsync to an external HDD with TCP/IP ?
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
i-ubux at synass.net
Sun Jun 15 04:15:51 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 20:47 -0700, Brian Tillman wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2008, at 8:27 PM, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 10:01 -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
> > > On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 8:42 AM, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
> > >
> > > <i-ubux at synass.net> wrote:
> > > > It has a 200GB HDD and is FAT32 formatted and provides access
> > > > with FTP
> > > > and Samba.
> > > > How do we rsync the backups to the existing Backup folder from
> > > > my / our
> > > > notebook/s to this TCP/IP connected unit ?
> > > mount the folders and rsync to the mount point.
> > > I'm not certain of all the implications of backing up ext3 to
> > > fat32
> > > over samba - it could be some metadata is lost - I'd want to
> > > research
> > > that first.
> > > Brian
> Look at using duplicity instead. It will allow you to backup directly
> via ftp without having to first mount the volume. It will also backup
> you files into optionally encrypted tarballs which *should* prevent
> any complications backing up to fat32.
> Other Brian
Hi "Other" Brain :-)
Thanks for your feedback and your hint to Duplicity !
I just downloaded and quick-checked it but one thing disturbs me:
Encryption isn't sought nor wanted !! ;-)
According to Murphy's Law it really goes wrong when something goes wrong
I dare not risk anything unknown I am unable to manage finally with my
valuable data !!!
I am just looking how to get my data to the TCP/IP unit with either
rsync or tar. !! ;-)
Initial help is only needed how to get the unit visible ...
... and how the backup command needs to be to address the Backup folder
on the unit ! ;-D
However, thanks again and cheers,
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