Backup Systems

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at
Fri Sep 8 22:19:04 UTC 2006

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> I want to back up a modest home system -- about 120GB storage, about
> 70GB currently in use onto a (brand new) external 300GB USB hard drive.
> This should be done in a systematic way so that a modest number of old
> (incremental ?) backups are available.  
> There are a number of applications available to do this, in particular:
>         amanda
>         backuppc
>         bacula
> These are all intended for backup from a client to a server.  Is there
> any reason for the client and the server not to be the same machine?  Is
> this overkill -- will a little script with rsync or whatever do the job?
> There's also 
>         dump
> but this seems to be intended mostly for backup to tape.  Is this
> impression of dump correct?
> Thanks - jon
Read this:

I'm using his method to back up my server to my PC and my PC to my 
server. I have two weeks of backup without using two weeks of file space.

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