Linux Backups For Real People, Part 3 - page 4
Simple Network Backups
Remember to boost the verbosity of
rsync's output with more
-vv to get more information when things don't work correctly, and use the
--dry-run option for test-drives.
man rsync is thorough and detailed, and a bit of Web searching will find hundreds of articles and tips about
rsync gurus like to add all manner of complexities and refinements, which of course you are welcome to do as well. What we did in this series was take advantage of universal Linux utilities (OpenSSH,
rsync, scripting, and
udev) to create a simple, portable backup method that we can easily replicate on any Linux system. And perhaps even more important, the backed-up files are easily recoverable- you can plug your backup drive into any Linux or Windows PC to access them.
This also works for a dedicated backup server, though there are better and more secure methods for those that we'll get to sometime down the road.
- Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync
- My very own Linux Cookbook has a good chapter on backup and recovery
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.5, Debian 7.2 and EOL for Linux 3.0.x
- 5Linux Top 3: CoreOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 and Ubuntu 14.10