Backups

Several webloggers who use cornerhost found themselves suddenly relocated over the weekend (for the record, it wasn’t really cornerhost’s fault).

cornerhost’s policy is that users are responsible for their own backups. Naturally, some people found out that this was true :-)

As part of the ensuing chaos, someone pointed out Mike Rubel’s article Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync.

I’ve been a sysadmin for over 15 years. I’m a big fan of backups. (I’m very unhappy that my tape drive is broken right now. :-) I’ve been doing nightly full backups of my servers using rsync for a long time, but the technique Mike uses for incrementals never occured to me (blush). A minor change to a couple of scripts was all it took for me to have a week’s worth of snapshots on the backup hosts. Fabulous!

Thanks, Mike!

posted at 9:32 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 in Site News | Comments Off on Backups

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