[Box Backup] Housekeeping hogging the server

Jamie Neil boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:53:44 +0100

Ben Summers wrote:
> In the meantime, do you really need to use encrypted backups? If you
> control both the server, the client, and they're both on a network you
> manage, wouldn't rsync be better?

That's the conclusion I'm coming to. The boxbackup system is primarily
for offsite client backups, but I was hoping to use the same platform
for local servers too.

At the moment it's a toss up between rsnapshot (rsync based using hard
links to save space) and rdiff-backup. I think rdiff-backup has the edge
because it can run on the backup server as a non root user.

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