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Rsync Incremental Backups

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rkm11, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. rkm11

    rkm11 Active Member

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    Would it be possible to restore from incremental backups that were transferred to a remote server using rsync and left on the server they were create on? (in case of server failure).

    I was also looking at rsnapshot.. would anyone recommend that for use with cPanel?

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  2. FreedomBI

    FreedomBI Well-Known Member

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    rsnapshot is nice. It uses hardlinks for identical files to maintain full directory trees, without the space that would be used for a full copy. Strictly speaking, this is just an rsync option, but rsnapshot makes it easier.

    We keep a single day of backups on the cpanel server, and use an rsnapshot-based script to maintain a 30-day history on a different server. A single day's backup is about 40GB, and 30 days worth of backups are 125GB.
     
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