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Old 08-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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backups


i need to make backups and the amount of information is around 200GB. i was planning to make backups every week and i am looking for a way to do it.
is it possible to do it with cron, replacing the files that were modified since the last backup?

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Old 08-03-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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Look into rsync or tar - these are commonly used in conjunction with cron to create periodic backups. My personal preference is rsync, which can send the backup to a server or to a local disk, depending on your set up.

There is also cp with the --update and -a switches therefore only copying files which are newer than those at the destination, and preserving permissions.
 
  


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