rsync over nfs or rsync protocol

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Fri Sep 23 21:10:23 UTC 2011

I'm sure you'll get a TON of responses on this.  Maybe some script that combines tar, g[b]zip, and rsync?  I wouldn't use NFS just for this, but if it's already there it may have a place.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Jason C. Wells
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 4:04 PM
To: freebsd general questions
Subject: rsync over nfs or rsync protocol

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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