backup tools

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 23 08:22:07 UTC 2012

On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:49:39 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > Maybe take a look at lftp, at the mirror option. For basic demands its a
> > compact solution.
> try doing backup of things with 10000 dirs and million files and certainly 
> you will understand you need rsync.

In addition to rsync, which is regarded the default tool for
the described action, maybe cpdup is worth looking at. It also
has the ability to maintain "incremental" backups (add changes).

> ftp protocol is plain bad for that.

And insecure unless tunneled through some encryption (which might
be important when backups appear inside a network with non-trusted
participants, or across the Internet).

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