Backup methodes

Steve Ames steve at
Mon Nov 7 23:20:48 GMT 2005

I've used rsync if your goal is to keep a backup reasonably up to
date since you don't need to recopy all of the data at every

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 03:07:25PM -0800, ray at wrote:
> At 10:44 PM 11/7/2005 +0000, Carlos Silva aka |Danger_Man| wrote:
> | Hi,
> | 
> | what is the best method to backup network information and local disk 
> | information with another disk?
> | 
> | regards,
> | 
> | carlos silva,
> Depends on how much info and if you can take the machine out of production.  For
> most stuff, I use tar -czf or something along those lines (e.g. to move
> directories or backup important information on servers).  If you have a 120GB
> hard drive you need to make an exact copy of, I usually pull it from the machine
> (if it's not in production) and use a diskology IDE cloner to make an exact backup.
> Another method is to stick a 300GB or 400GB drive into a USB enclosure and then
> just plug that in and copy data that you need.  
> You can also use tape drives, although I've never been a big fan of them myself.
>  Not with hard drives so cheap.  Yet another option is to use a DVD burner and
> back up 4 or 8GB's a time to something you can store off site.
> Anyway, hope that helps a bit :)
> Ray
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