Fwd: Remote backups using ssh and dump

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Fri Apr 4 21:00:04 UTC 2008

> Little did I know, when I posted this question, that I would  
> receive such a wealth of information.  I'm deeply appreciative of  
> the community's willingness to share information and thank each and  
> every one of your for your contributions.
> Now I have some reading to do.  :-)

I think there is a difference between what dump does and what tar/ 
rsync do... I like the idea of doing a bit level backup, rather than  
a file level backup.

If you've never done a dump, try it locally, and then try restore,  
particularly interactive restore (restore -i). It's pretty cool and I  
don't think tar or rsync have anything like it.

-- John

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