[ILUGC] Re: Question regarding RSYNC
- From: Arun Khan <knura9@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: ILUG-Chennai <ilugc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:33:03 -0700
On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Anand Surampudi <asinode@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am new to all things LINUX. I have a quick question about `rsync` command
I know how to use it for taking backups. But the questions are ...
- Say I have taken a backup today from a host computer to a remote
server. After a year, I do not have the host computer any more. Is there a
way to check in the server where I got this backup folder from and when?
Sounds like you are doing backup of multiple systems. Perhaps you
could create folders for each host that you are backing up along with
me a README.TXT file to jog your memory. I do have to do some work
though i.e. maintaining the readme file.
Also, whether I used `rsync` or something else for this backup creation,
like `scp`, etc.? I am using `rsync -a` which means, I am preserving time
Neither scp nor rsync leave a "Kill Roy was here signature" on the
target machine. As a sys admin, adopt best practices and do not
switch tools. My preference is to stick with rsync.
Also take a look at rsnapshot.
-- Arun Khan
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