Subject: Re: survey of backup solutions
To: Joel Rees <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/29/2004 12:02:13
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Joel Rees wrote:

> Not really a specifically netbsd question, but I I'd like to get a survey of 
> what people here are currently using for backups, particularly in the case 
> where the customer wants to take periodic snapshots of the system instead of 
> developing a proper backup strategy.
> (Customer wants to mount a large volume and do something like  cp -dpr .)

 	Look at sysutils/rdiff-backup. If you can live with python
 	installed it works like rsync with history. I'm using it in
 	several places to keep a remote backup plus history of various
 	machines onto certain servers. Works locally as well of course :)

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --