[nycbug-talk] Backup service

csnyder chsnyder at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 16:11:58 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
> >> rsync -ab --delete --numeric-ids --exclude=tmp/*
>  >> --backup-dir=../archive/2008-02-29 --stats -e "ssh -l foobar" /home
>  >> /etc /var/log /usr/local
>  Is this a push or pull method?

Push. Each host has an account on the backup server that it can access
via public key, restricted to rsnyc.

I would rather use pull since control and monitoring are simpler, but
I don't want a backup server that has root access to all the hosts it
is archiving. Trying to coordinate an initial local backup to userland
before the pull makes pull much more complex.

Chris Snyder

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