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I know from searching this is something that's been asked a few times, but i'm a newbie to linux and need a solution for my problem.
What i got is two machine with CentOS4.4 as a host OS then i run two Virtual Machines (using VMware Server) on each.
What i now what to do is replicate these VM's onto a 3rd machine for Disater Recovery. So i need a product that will replicate the Folder /usr/lib/Virtual Machines/*.* on both machines onto the 3rd server in the same location.
We are talking atm each VM being around the 20GB mark.
Distribution: Debian. (Formerly Slackware, Gentoo, RHEL, and Suse)
If you have ssh running on either host then you can use scp to just copy the vm files across. If you will want to do this on a regular basis you can use cron (crontab) to schedule the execution of the scp command.
scp is a good thing for copying and what I use for quick copying from host to host. However for any sort of recurring process I'd use rsync because of the control it allows and the fact that it only transfers things that have changed thereby saving bandwidth. It has other flags such as one that will let you even tell it to delete things on the target if they don't exist on the source so you can be sure both directories are exactly the same.