remote backup options

Darryl Moore darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at
Tue Sep 22 19:03:20 UTC 2009

I'm curious why you say that. rsnapshot is basically a bunch of scripts
that uses rsync and hard linking to to create incremental backups.

Please explain.


Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 02:24:03PM -0400, Darryl Moore wrote:
>> Hey all, I'm investigating options for remote backups.
>> I have a couple of linux servers with a few G of data I'd like to
>> backup. The networks are NFS rather than SMB so file permissions and
>> ownership matter.
>> backblaze is cool and really cheap, but they only support windows and
>> mac, and I have no idea about servers instead of desktops.
>> Ideally I'd like to use rsnapshop, which uses rsync and hard links to
>> make incremental backups. Are there any backup service providers that
>> support rsync/linux backups?
> rsnapshot is really only efficient if you run it on a local disk.
> It would be awful on a remote disk.
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