rsync over nfs or rsync protocol

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Fri Sep 23 21:04:05 UTC 2011

I am looking into finally setting up a backup solution that's a little 
more sophisticated than a bunch of DVD-RWs.  I have two servers.  I'd 
like to make each a backup server for the other.  I'm considering using 

Is rsync a good choice for a backup tool?
Should I use the rsyncd or should I use NFS?  I'm using 100 mbps ethernet.
What's the better solution I haven't considered?


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