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    The best way to back up

    What do you think is the best way to back up a server ?
    Using other server with differents ips and name servers?
    How can I do it in a nice and easy way?
    I will apreciate all the ideas.

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    The easiest way would be to add a second hard drive to the server and back up to there. That way you can do everything remotely and there are no bandwidth charges.
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    But...

    If I cant have a second HD, another idea will be?
    thanks for the answer

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    By "Using other server with differents ips and name servers", do you mean having two servers for redundancy? Backing up a server typically means archiving the data on the server.
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    Re: But...

    Originally posted by Mar-y-Sol
    If I cant have a second HD, another idea will be?
    thanks for the answer
    setup rsync with another server or home server if you have fast connection.

    or cron to tar/gzip all important files and download that nightly/weekly.

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    rsync

    I have rsync installed...

    What is the propper command to run to have it copy /home/sites/site1/web on server 1 to server 2 running rsync also.

    Thanks for the help ahead of time.

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    Re: rsync

    Originally posted by lostpacket
    I have rsync installed...

    What is the propper command to run to have it copy /home/sites/site1/web on server 1 to server 2 running rsync also.

    Thanks for the help ahead of time.
    Have a look at http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/

    You will find complete scripts for backup using rsync there as well as a good article about how to use rsync to backup Unix systems efficiently.

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    I have two HDD installed on RH7.1 Linux box, i back all folders using the command cp -afu for differential backup. I run a shell sciprt to back up each folder.

    Does anyone have a better solution for me or the above is good enough?

    Pls let me know.

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    I have a server installed at home with a dsl , overningt backup, its a good idea.
    thanks guys

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    Originally posted by Brewer
    The easiest way would be to add a second hard drive to the server and back up to there. That way you can do everything remotely and there are no bandwidth charges.
    Which is great until the machine that has both your data and your backup on it dies. Or something causes both drives to die at the same time. Or a hacker comes along and wipes both drives... Can't say having both the data and the backup "under one house" is a complete backup solution...

    Hal

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    Originally posted by hbouma
    Which is great until the machine that has both your data and your backup on it dies. Or something causes both drives to die at the same time. Or a hacker comes along and wipes both drives... Can't say having both the data and the backup "under one house" is a complete backup solution...
    Once you get two machines, you can have each machine backup to the other's second hard disk drive.
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