[CentOS] Backup Redux

Fri Dec 16 19:20:05 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, I'm getting ready to finally dig into replacing our backups.  Lots of
> good info in this thread -but so far no mention of rsnapshot
> Any comment on it ?   Our environment is all Linux except for Mac desktops
> which would like have a different solution for backups.
> >From the little I've read it seems to be very similar to BackupPC.  Though
> based on the name I guess it is using LVM snapshots?  Which of course means
> almost instantaneous backups - attractive.

Rsnapshot  keeps what look like snapshots online with a history
hardlinked where possible (in the history of the same system to save
some space.   I'm not quite sure how much it understands about lvm but
it looks like that's a special case for local use.

Backuppc will give you compression as well, plus will hardlink all
identical content even if found on different targets or in different
locations, so you can keep much more history in the same amount of
space.  And it gives you a nice web interface to monitor and control

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com