[CentOS] Samba or NFS

Sat Feb 12 12:54:17 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 02/11/11 5:12 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
>> OTOH, for mere backup using rsync and ssh might work even better and be
>> somewhat simplier.
> except that provides no point in time restoration ability.
> I prefer backup schemes that use dump/restore to do occasional full and
> regular incremental backups, and for these, NFS is quite useful.

rsnapshot is a perl script wrapper for rsync. Works *beautifully* to
provide hardlinked temporal snapshot repositories, I've used it
effectively for years.

dump/restore is also deprecated because it's reading the raw
fileystem, and modern Linux (such as CentOS 5.x) does a lot of paging.
So data that is still paged out yet, and not yet written to disk, is
not backed up correctly and likely to be corrupt. Definitely switch to
tar, or star if you need SELinux permissions backed up, to write to
disk or for temporal snapshots of your OS.

Rsync, unfortunately, has issues with SELinux restoration in my experience.