remote backup options

Darryl Moore darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at
Tue Sep 22 20:55:17 UTC 2009

I seriously don't think we are talking about the same think here.

You are completely wrong about using NFS over the internet. Besides the
data loss issues if you lose the connection, you have other issues with
unencrypted traffic and poor bandwidth use.


Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 03:03:20PM -0400, Darryl Moore wrote:
>> 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.
> Well if the remote offers you an NFS mount, then it might work ok.
> I don't think it can work at all if the protocol is rsync.
> I use rsnapshot a lot, and it does a great job, but it is not a backup
> tool, it is a way to efficiently store file changes for easy recovery
> from screwups.  It does not replace backups at all, but is a great
> companion to a backup system.
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