Good Backup solution

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  1. Machin Shin

    Machin Shin Member

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    I'm currently looking for a good backup solution. What I need is a way to backup desktop client machines to a server with incremental backups. I currently have machines backing up using retrospect, or well, I have a couple retrospect servers that seem to work when they feel like it. The client machines are a mix of OSX and Windows.


    So incrementally backup desktop files over the network to a backup server. What solutions have you used in the past and what worked well for you? Thanks!
     
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  4. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Active Member

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    I use rsync. It'll make a backup, not an archive; it works incrementally, but you will only ever have one version of a file, the latest. So, if that's corrupted, you're SOL. Mostly, it protects against catastrophic failures.

    You can also make a script that will tar up your file system. If you wish, you can use find to locate files modified after a certain time, and use that output to provide the input to tar. This will give you separate tarballs representing incremental backups.

    It all depends on how much script writing you want to do, and whether you want to be able to get older versions of files.
     

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