rsync over nfs or rsync protocol

David Brodbeck gull at
Fri Sep 23 21:13:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Jason C. Wells <jcw at> 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 is good for mirroring one file tree to another.

If you want a complete backup system centering around rsync, check out BackupPC.

NFS will let you mount one server's files from another, but you'll
still need to use something to copy the files over; either rsync or
something else.

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