Erek Dyskant on 27 May 2008 19:10:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] CentOS backup options

I just discovered that the CentOS rsync includes a patch that adds a -X
option to copy extended attributes including selinux contexts.

However, I'd still be interested in hearing what other people are using
for Linux (especially RHEL/CentOS) backups.


On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 21:55 -0400, Erek Dyskant wrote:
> Howdy All,
>         I've been using rsnapshot (an rsync-based backup script) for
> backing up. CentOS servers, and was very happy with it.  It does
> efficient backups that use the native filesystem on the backup server,
> so it's easy to restore specific files, however:
>         I just ran a full restore dress rehearsal, and found that rsync
> doesn't copy selinux contexts, so I had to disable selinux on the
> restored machine before it would boot.
>         So, does any of you know of a good backup tool that can do
> network-based incremental backups, and that backs up all of the
> filesystem metadata?  Another requirement is that there need to be tools
> to access specific files or directories (If it doesn't use the native
> target's filesystem like rsnapshot does) from any of the snapshots
> without doing a full restore.
>         Thanks for the help.
> Cheers,
> Erek
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