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Old 04-23-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Talking Remote backup server: vsftpd/SSL or openssh/sftp or ?


Hi,

I want to build a secure backup server to be deployed in a remote location. (Let's assume for the moment the remote location is physically secure.) It looks like two options are:

1. vsftpd (or Pure-FTPd or some other FTP server) over SSL; or,
2. sftp or scp from OpenSSH.

Are there any other significantly better options I should know about?

Which option do you recommend and why? Is it more secure? Easier to set up and configure? More robust?

I am a total n00b, so I want to do a reality check on the basic concepts before I get started. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
krog
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Talking Remote backup server: vsftpd/SSL or openssh/sftp or... ?

Hi,

I want to build a secure backup server to be deployed in a remote location. (Let's assume for the moment the remote location is physically secure.) It looks like two options are:

1. vsftpd (or Pure-FTPd or some other FTP server) over SSL; or,
2. sftp or scp from OpenSSH.

Are there any other significantly better options I should know about?

Which option do you recommend and why? Is it more secure? Easier to set up and configure? More robust?

I am a total n00b, so I want to do a reality check on the basic concepts before I get started. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
krog
 
Old 04-23-2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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rsync

rsync over SSH looks pretty good.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 12:50 AM   #4
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NasBackup looks like an interesting solution, based on rsync.
 
  


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