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Title: Backup program
Post by: lostgnuuser on August 02, 2014, 09:06:22 am
I got a list of backup progs here http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-outstanding-linux-backup-utilities/ (http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-outstanding-linux-backup-utilities/)
Are any of these particularly good, or is a better one not listed ?
Or is the already installed Deja DUP all I need ?

I have my install on a 1TB disk, and have a spare 1TB disk that would be good for my backups I think. I don't need to back up the OS, just important data.
I suppose I could just copy and paste to the spare drive but is there a better way ?
Title: Re: Backup program
Post by: SeZo on August 02, 2014, 12:14:52 pm
From that list, I have been using Rsync for a while (not tried any of the others).
My setup is:
-Equal to (or larger than) source -> backup HDD
-Rsync in a script run in conjunction with cron, run once in the night to sync backups.

The first (seed) run could take a while but any subsequent runs will be much quicker.
Title: Re: Backup program
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 02, 2014, 02:28:37 pm
+1 rsync (and possibly the grsync GUI to help get the command right).
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