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Easiest way to do remote backups

05-11-2013, 15:38
BUMP!??! anyone???

04-11-2013, 23:03
Is there anything easier to install other than Rsync. Just tried to install it and its a pain in the bum.

14-10-2013, 18:45
Just to throw another in there too I use 'rdiff-backup' - similar syntax rsync.

Don't know of what differences there are between them but it's just what my minecraft servers have installed as default so use it across the board.

10-10-2013, 17:03
If you want something better than rsync try looking at csync2

10-10-2013, 16:57
rsnapshot uses rsync. It involves a little bit of initial configuration but is great after that. Otherwise you have devise a plan of how to perform you backups which later on down the road may require a few bash scripts etc etc.

rsync is pretty much the bees knees just check the logs every now again. I also use rsync for web development when version control isn't needed.

10-10-2013, 16:23

10-10-2013, 16:22
it's really easy. there's several sites out there that list examples of what you'd want. i'm using this:

rsync -avz -r /home/weezel/.znc/users/username/networks/network/moddata/log/#bus_* /home/username/Dropbox/server/logbot_logs

admittedly this copies from one folder to another, rather than to a remote host, but that's just how i use rsync here. actual backups run like this:

rsync -avzr -e ssh -i /home/username/.znc/users/username/networks/network/moddata/log/#bus_*

i've got ssh keys set up so i don't need to enter passwords (restrict login to specific ranges, and disable password login for security)

10-10-2013, 16:09
You sure? I have no clue how to set it up or anything lol.

10-10-2013, 15:53
installed by default i believe and really simple to use

10-10-2013, 15:49
How easy is rsync to setup and install?

10-10-2013, 15:48

But, you could always setup a cron job to use mysqldump to dump the database into a .sql in a directory which rsyc backs up.

10-10-2013, 15:46
Does rsync include MYSQL?

10-10-2013, 15:41
I also suggest rsync.

It can run via ssh, so is fairly secure too, you can set it to not delete anything on the other end, and even tell it to compress the sent data, etc.

Real handy, it even preserves all file permissions .

10-10-2013, 15:40
If not all the data is changing, your best bet would be something like rsync. This will only send the changed files each time, meaning you aren't transferring the entire 100GB every time.

10-10-2013, 15:37
Hi there,

I am looking to do remote backups for my server every week.

I have tried using virtualmin for this however it seems to freeze a lot. My backup size is around 100GB.

Any suggestions?