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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:19:21 -0800 (PST)
From:      Dave McCammon <davemac11@yahoo.com>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Backup Server
Message-ID:  <20031229221921.24860.qmail@web41410.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <593F8272-3A40-11D8-9B18-003065ABFD92@mac.com>

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--- Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com> wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:21 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
> > With rsync, it appears that my machine would need
> to run the server
> > software, and the two servers would run clients. 
> That just wouldn't
> > work.
> 
> While one can run rsync as a daemon (which might not
> be suitable for 
> your purposes given what you've said), it's also
> possible to invoke 
> rsync via SSH from either the "client" or the
> "server"...
> 
> -- 
> -Chuck
> 



install rsync from the ports on all machines
and on the "clients" do a

/usr/local/bin/rsync -azRv --delete /etc
backup_server:/backup/

(modify command to your needs..see man rsync)
in a cron job or from command line. This command will
use rsync-over-ssh from the "client" to the
"backup_server". It will ask for a password unless you
set up keys for auto-login with ssh.

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