rsync over nfs or rsync protocol

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Sep 23 21:12:30 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 02:04:03PM -0700, Jason C. Wells wrote:

> 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 
> rsync.

> Is rsync a good choice for a backup tool?

rsync can be used effectively.  The optimum solution really depends on 
how much total disk and how much changes between each run.

> 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?

Why would you interject NFS in the middle of it?


> Thanks,
> Jason
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