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    Backup solutions.

    Im using 12.04 ubuntu.

    I want a simple backup for my server.

    I want a differential backup of my disk to an external hdd.

    Anyone got any tip?

    Regards!

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    You could make a simple cron job with rsync to take a backup of specific file paths. And place them in a folder you create on the hdd example Okt -> 02Okt2012

    That is probably how i would do it for a fast and efficient solution.

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    using clonzilla server is perfect backup.

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    Thank you.

    I use Clonezilla. Clonezilla require that you boot from CD and you need to do it manually.)
    Any way i can get this to work automatically?

    Does Rsync work differential?
    the backup is is at about 1TB, if i take a new copy every time. You get the idea hehe

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    Quote Originally Posted by marjoh05 View Post
    Thank you.

    I use Clonezilla. Clonezilla require that you boot from CD and you need to do it manually.)
    Any way i can get this to work automatically?

    Does Rsync work differential?
    the backup is is at about 1TB, if i take a new copy every time. You get the idea hehe
    You can custom the rsync command to only take the changes.

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    Thank you again all

    I will check out Rsync first, easier to plug in an external hdd than buildan an image server for the image server (Yes, this server is an image server, hehe)

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    Re: Backup sulotions.

    You can also checkout rsnapshot. Its based on rsync but also handles incremental archiving.

    Very easy to use.

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    Re: Backup solutions.

    I use rsync to copy data files to a backup partition. I then compress them into an archive and store off the server as snapshots of the data.

    I also have all partitions inside LVM (except /boot) and have a bit of unused space in the volume. I use this extra space to create LVM snapshots and use FSArchiver to create archives of the system (including /boot) while it is running. My backup system is 100% automated and I can restore individual files from various archives back in time or I can completely restore to a new server using the FSArchiver backups (which restores the entire partition).

    I have all this documented (and my scripts) in my signature below (look at the Ubuntu Server link)

    LHammonds

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    Re: Backup solutions.

    Quote Originally Posted by marjoh05 View Post
    Im using 12.04 ubuntu.

    I want a simple backup for my server.

    I want a differential backup of my disk to an external hdd.

    Anyone got any tip?

    Regards!
    There are many ways to backup stuff on your linux box So many that there is even a book about it (768 pages worth)
    http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596102463.do It's a pretty in depth book, but it covers almost all the methods. Personally, I too like rsync the best for what I do.

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