I just went ahead and moved to NFS and was able to push 40 ~ 60 MB/s across the link and synced up that way for the restore.
So now that I have my data back where I want it, I want to set up a more automated backup process than I had before.
I am looking at rsnapshot and just striaight rsyncd.
I tried rsyncd first, and it looks pretty straight forward - I have the rsyncd daemon responding to a remote query at the very least.
I can' find any CLI examples for backup TO the rsyncd daemon - only commands to read data from the rsyncd daemon.
I'm using this: http://nwlinux.com/how-to-configure-...-rsync-server/ for rsyncd setup and the example given is this:
A working rsync example within Terminal would be
rsync -avh rsync://bbc.nwlinux.com/bbc /home/mark/Desktop/
The above statement would copy the BBC share of bbc.nwlinux.com to your Desktop.
I want to push data from the client TO the rsyncd server. Have I misunderstood the setup? The rsyncd should be running on the system to be backed up perhaps?
OK, got that figured out -- just in case anyone else is looking -- here is a good config and command examples
 oops -- I meant this:[/edit]
Not that this https://rsync.samba.org/examples.html wasn't good, I just used the other examples...
This is a minimal rsyncd.conf file that will let you push data to the rsync daemon with minimal security:
max connections = 5
log file = /var/log/rsync.log
hosts allow = 192.168.20.7
hosts deny = *
list = true
uid = root
gid = root
timeout = 60
read only = false
comment = Media Server Backup Path
path = media/md1/rsyncd_test
The command(s) I used:
rsync -avh /home/test/ media2::media
rsync -avh /home/test/ rsync://media2/media
I didn't notice any perceptible performance differences in the syntax, anyone know if there are functional differences that may show up over multiple GBs of data?