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Old 02-05-2004, 04:13 AM   #1
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backup: push or pull?


Just a general question:

I have 2 machines, A and B, similar setup. I want to have a backup of both.
The way I'd do it is to make a copy (tar) of A and put it on B and the other way around.

What is the right approach to do it:
  • Schedule a job on A to PUSH it's backup to B (and the other way around)
  • schedule a job on B to get (PULL) the files from A (and the other way around)

It doesn't matter HOW the backup is happening, it'll probably be rsync and/or nfs.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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I think the second one is better... You'll be immediately notified if a backup fails in that case.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 06:39 AM   #3
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That would require ROOT access to EVERY file on A from over the network... Isn't that a bit dangerous?
 
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Well, I don't think so, if you copy the files from nfs.(As you have stated!)
 
  


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