[CentOS] Setting up BackupPC on CentOS-7

Mon Sep 21 01:10:07 UTC 2015
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 9/20/2015 6:00 PM, Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
> I am interested in understanding the thing with BackupPC.
> What does it have compared to basic rsync? 

its a full blown backup service for any number of client hosts, it 
maintains a pool of full and incremental backups going back as far as 
you care, and this pool is fully dedupped to reduce its size. it uses 
rsync to fetch files from the target machines when making a new 
backup.   the webui can be used to browse these backups and restore any 
portion of any backed up file system to any point at which there's a backup.

the 'windows agent' is a stripped down installation of rsyncd from cygwin.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz