I have a LAMP server and read that you can use Duplicity to backup files in an encrypted archive to an FTP server. Ideally, I'd like to build a second system and mirror them together using Rsync, but would the FTP solution tie me over in the interim (3-6 months)? Does anyone have experience/success doing this? Is Rsync the better solution and can it do FTP?
On the Community Docs at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DuplicityBackupHowto, Duplicity was used to backup a single directory, is it possible to backup an entire hard disk (approx. 20 GB on my drive) and use incremental backups from then on? The only folders I really need are /var, /etc, and wherever MySQL and Webmin reside. How can I alter the script in the example to do that, if possible:
Code:export PASSPHRASE=SomeLongGeneratedHardToCrackKey export FTP_PASSWORD=WhateverPasswordYouSetUp duplicity /etc ftp://FtpUserID@ftp.domain.com/etc unset PASSPHRASE unset FTP_PASSWORD