[CentOS] Looking for assistance

Mark Schoonover schoon at amgt.com
Wed Nov 22 20:57:26 UTC 2006

Guy Boisvert wrote:
> System Admin wrote:
>> We have about 5 servers spread out throughout the country: 2 Centos
>> 4.4, 1 Red Hat and 2 windows machines- looking for some good ideas
>> for a back-up solution. Our servers hold a lot of data, but only a
>> small portion of it is crucial on any given day. That crucial
>> portion is always changing (for example, this week the crucial files
>> all relate to November- current and previous projects, and the next
>> project in early December). What we need to have is a backup
>> solution that would allow us to roll back to any given day (about
>> four weeks of daily history). Bare-metal backups are a must. 
>> Our ideal solution would be to find someone who could design and
>> implement a system for us. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.
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> Hi!
> Have a look at:   http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/
> I use this kind of setup for my clients, works like a charm.  I made
> my own scripts and we can hold easily last 30 days in rolling scheme.
> It works over SSH and support compression of the stream.  RSync is
> very efficient.  For Winblows, check:
> Hope this helps!
> Guy Boisvert
> IngTegration inc.

I've also written up a howto on this very subject. You can read about it
here: http://marks-tech-pages.blogspot.com . I got started with mikerubel,
and took it further.



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