Originally Posted by sigint-ninja
i forgot to mention that im backing up over the internet...but also locally to external hard drives
does not change much. you just have to setup and configure the port forwarding and either DDNS or static IP.
ideally your first rsync will performed locally instead of via the WWW. Keep in mind how much data you are transferring and your upload speeds.
if you have the ability to perform a local rsync then physically MOVE that external storage unit to the other physical location and perform a local restore at that remote location.
1. server A (local) rsycn to portable external HDD
2. take portable external HDD to location of server B
3. restore data from external HDD to server B.
4. if keeping multiple days of data, ON SERVER B copy/rsync to how ever many folders/directories you will be storing data to drastically REDUCE WWW data to be transferred.
if not then your first rsync to server B could take longer then 24hr time.