[CentOS] evaluating backup systems: rsync

Fri Jan 11 18:49:44 UTC 2013
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 11.01.2013 um 19:29 schrieb Les Mikesell:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM, zGreenfelder <zgreenfelder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM, ken <gebser at mousecar.com> wrote:
>>> Considering using rsync on a couple systems for backup, I was wondering
>>> if it's possible, and if so how difficult is it, to delete files which
>>> have been backed up (in order to save space on the backup media).
>>> Anyone with experience doing this?
>> it's certainly feasible for a a fairly lackluster backup solution
>> (e.g. gonna rebuild machine, want all of /home saved to other machine,
>> rsync then reinstall to try $new ditro!) but I wouldn't recommend
>> rsync for product grade backups; it'd get very complex very quickly
>> trying to figure a way to do versioning (rsync would be really good
>> for 'oops, I removed X file, but I'd copied it over to M machine, so I
>> can recover', not very good at 'someone changed this file 4 days ago
>> and now it doesn't do what I want, I'd like to go back to a previous
>> version).    at least in my estimation.
> Urk, insufficient coffee this morning.  In my previous reply I thought
> this was the backuppc list.   Backuppc does in fact do a very good job
> of storing backups in minimal space - and can use rsync to do it while
> also maintaining versioning so it is great as a generic backup
> solution.    But, it doesn't have anything built-in to delete target
> files after the copy.   There is an option to run post-backup scripts
> that might work.

alternative: check rsnapshot.