[CentOS] Re: Looking for assistance

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Thu Nov 23 01:44:00 UTC 2006

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, Sudev Barar wrote:

> On 23/11/06, System Admin <administrator at insurancejournal.com> 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.
> Your best bet would be rsync on day one. Copy over the day one data to
> another set called day two. Then rsync day two. Copy over to the set
> day three and then rsync day three and so on...
> Since rsync does differential transfer it would be fast and easy to
> implement and to run from either the client server or backup server.
> Plus since rsync works on top of ssh you can do key-only
> authentication so that other logins are thwarted.



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