Casey Bralla on 19 Nov 2011 13:51:45 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Incremental backup via cron

I use a simple rsync script that dumps to a USB disk.


rsync can be set to only backup changed files. I also set it for renaming existing (older) files so I can go back in time if necessary).


Every month or so, I rotate the USB disk and store the USB disk in a safe(r) place.


If you are interested, Paul, I'll send you the script I use.




On Saturday 19 November 2011 12:33:17 PM Paul Walker wrote:

> I'm running an Ubuntu box via Linode where I host 7 or 8 websites. I'm

> currently doing global SQL dumps twice daily via cron and would like to do

> incremental backups of the whole /srv directory at the same interval. I've

> experimented using git but I have a feeling there are better tools out

> there. I'd like to backup twice a day and then copy everything down to a

> local machine once a day. Do folks mind sharing their backup strategies?

> I'd rather use command line tools that I can invoke via cron.


> Thanks in advance!


> Paul Walker




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