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Re: [vox-tech] What not to backup on RH9/apache
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Re: [vox-tech] What not to backup on RH9/apache

I think you want to read up on rsync.  You can get it to
copy only what's changed, so you don't have to worry so much
about excluding things.

-- Rod

On Sunday 14 November 2004 12:23 pm, Jack LaPlante wrote:
> I used to host about 12 clients by reselling CIHost shared accts, now I 
> have my own dedicated server (at 1and1.com) and have been moving clients 
> to it over the past few months.  CIHost claims nightly backups, but when 
> a drive failed there  a couple of weeks ago, the most recent backup they 
> had was 9 months old. My best customers were still on that drive and 
> were quite pissed off! <insert long boring rant here> So now I am 
> setting up a backup regime on my dedicated server.
> I'm buying the backup server from 1and1, and it is accessible only by 
> logging in from my root server.  There's no bandwidth charge for ftping 
> on their internal network.  I guess I will use tar to create a local 
> archive on the root server, then ftp the compressed archive to the 
> backup server.  I'm assuming I can automate this with bash scripts and cron.
> Basically, I want to be as all-inclusive as I can, so if my HD fails 
> there will be as little interuption as possible.  So I thought I would 
> include everything *except* certain directories.  The root server is 
> RH9/apache.  What are the obvious directories to exclude from backing 
> up?  And is this basically a sound backup plan?
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