I've stared using rsync also to back up the entire /home directory and its four user folders to an external HD docking station with a 1TB SATA hard drive. The docking station supports both USB2 and eSATA but USB has been SLOW and I'm thinking of switching over to eSATA.

Quote Originally Posted by andrewbrown22 View Post
I also (about monthly) will plug in an eSATA drive (1TB) and exactly mirror the contents of the 1TB drive in my server with all my extra data.
Andrew, did you have any problems with eSATA drivers / mounting your drive?

I'm doing a little research before purchasing a:
eSATA PCI card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132007
and
eSATA cable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812119250
for my
docking station http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817155014

I have Jaunty.