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Re: Quest8ion about what backup util to use.



On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 17:30 -0500, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> I have a dirt simple backup scheme. I have a list of directories that I 
> back up and they all get copied to a disk that was put in just for that 
> purpose. I used to use something called flexbackup, but it occasionally 
> had problems and it hasn't been supported in years.
> 
> I'd like to give it a conf file and have a full backup run of those dirs 
> once a month and then have incrementals done on a daily basis. The 
> resulting files should be somehow compressed and easy to access when 
> needed.
> 
> (I go on the presumption that you only need your backup if you don't make 
> it.)
> 
> Is there a favored util that will do what I want?

rsnapshot (yum install rsnapshot). Uses rsync and hard links for
efficient incremental backups.

poc


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