backup of my / filesystem
Gregory P. Ennis
PoMec at PoMec.Net
Wed Dec 24 02:00:16 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-12-24 at 01:01 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> >> > I backup our system at work (500GB) using rsync. Our New York office
> >> > runs rsync against my backup volume. Over the years I have found rsync
> >> > to be a very reliable tool.
> >> I just got BackupPC to work on my system, after hours of torture.
> >> (Is this the worst documented Linux application?)
> >> Effectively, BackupPC is a GUI front-end to rsync.
> >> Once set up it seems quite impressive to me.
> > Every time I get the chance to get into BackupPC I run out of time
> > trying to get a satisfactory starting point. I agree with you about the
> > documentation. Have you uncovered a good tutorial for it?
> No, I looked at 3 tutorials:
> But I didn't think any of them was very good;
> I just put together bits from each of them.
> In my case, the main problem seemed to be in setting up SSH,
> exchanging keys between backuppc on the server
> and root on the client.
> However, I'm not sure I got everything right;
> I was quite surprized when it started working perfectly!
Thanks for the links. I understand ssh and have used it for a long time
with perl scripts to create tar files from remote PC's. However, I have
not made it past the configuration of BackupPC..... thanks again for the
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