Originally posted by warhorse
Bah, I figured my question would get buried in there :)
Basically, I'm looking for some ideas as to the best way to propagate a backup system over these machines. Should I use rsync or are there better programs suited for this purpose?
Heh ... well, what you do is some sort of a replication mechanism,
not a backup. For this purpose the straightforward use of rsync is
an excellent choice. However, you might want to consider a way
(there's a few nice sample scripts out there for that purpose) of
storing files in some sort of versioning, keeping 2 or 3 generations
of crucial files, that is, if you mistakenly modify a file, and only
realise that later (after your "backup"), you still have a chance
to retrieve the unmodified version.