[nycbug-talk] online storage rsync.net, carbonite, dreamhost...or s3?

Andy Kosela andy.kosela at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 03:34:27 EDT 2007

On 10/16/07, Peter Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> > I'd like to back up various FreeBSD systems I have with rsync...
> >

> not to nit-pick - but rsync is not really a backup tool.  it is a
> mirroring tool, the difference may seem small but think of it this way.
> backups allow you to restore your data to a specific point in time, i do
> not think rsync will help you when you make a major snafu and do not
> realize it until *after* your next rsync run.

I recommend sysutils/rsnapshot which is a wrapper for rsync that makes
incremental backups.

proclus:~> bpkg -i rsnapshot
*** installed ***
sysutils/rsnapshot: rsnapshot-1.3.0

Port:   rsnapshot-1.3.0
Path:   /usr/ports/sysutils/rsnapshot
Info:   Filesystem snapshot utility based on rsync(1)
Maint:  r.vdooren at snow.nl
B-deps: perl-5.8.8 rsync-2.6.9_1
R-deps: perl-5.8.8 rsync-2.6.9_1
WWW:    http://www.rsnapshot.org

I usually backup particular directories with rsnaphot only though. As
far as backing up
whole filesystems I think dump(8) is a much better option.

Andy Kosela
Protect Ya Neck Records/Wu-Tang Management
Staten Island, NY

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