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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2007 17:13:29 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Peter Schuller <peter.schuller@infidyne.com>
Cc:        Paul Schmehl <pauls@utdallas.edu>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Best remote backup method?
Message-ID:  <20070516211329.GA50711@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <464B6649.2030105@infidyne.com>
References:  <437646E3279CED649940FB48@utd59514.utdallas.edu> <464B6649.2030105@infidyne.com>

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On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 10:15:05PM +0200, Peter Schuller wrote:

> > I'm presently backing up two servers in a remote location to a usb drive
> > located elsewhere by using rsync over ssh (all three are FreeBSD boxes.)
> > After the recent discussion about dump, I'm wondering if I would gain
> > anything by using dump rather than rsync.  Has anyone used both?  Any
> > thoughts as to which is "better" and why?
> > 
> > The rsync command I use is:
> > rsync -avz ${LOCALDIR} -e "ssh -i ${KEY}" ${REMOTEHOST}:${REMOTEDIR}
> 
> Personally I never find dump/restore practical since I seldom want to
> backup entire filesystems for performance/diskspace reasons.

That is one reason I divide things up in to more partitions
and thus more specific filesystems.   I can isolate the things I
want to back up regularly from those that do not need it.

////jerry

> .....
>
> automatic rotation schemes with hourly/daily/etc you have to script that
> on top.
> 
> 
> -- 
> / Peter Schuller
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