Douglas Muth on 9 Feb 2009 14:04:40 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Automated disk-to-disk backups

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Adam Zion <> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend the best way to schedule automated disk-to-disk
> backups w/linux? I just ordered an external disk drive, and could
> certainly manage manually copying everything after su'ing in as each
> user, but automated backups would be ideal.

I'll chime in and recommend rsync, too.  But that is good for a SINGLE
backup, and bringing that backup up to date with your current set of
files.  The obvious downside is that if you rm -rf your files and then
run rsync, your "backup" will be deleted, too.

There were some other good recommendations for backup problems here,
too.  My personal favorite (which I've not seen) is Duplicity:

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