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Securely backup your $HOME to a remote machine

Posted 10-29-2011 at 08:19 PM by rouvas


A simple and effective script to perform a secure backup of your home directory to a remote machine, with the help of sshfs and rsync. With trivial modifications it can be used to backup any directory.


Drop this script into your path:


# Specify the name of the user on the remote machine, defaults to the current user
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rsync commands and how I backup

Posted 06-23-2011 at 06:06 PM by sag47
Updated 06-23-2011 at 06:07 PM by sag47

I run the following command when I want to just update one directory to another. It only copies files that have changed. If any files have been deleted from A they still exists in directory B. The trailing slash after A/ is necessary to tell rsync to move the contents. Otherwise A will create a folder in B called /media/B/A and move the files over.

rsync -ruptv /media/A/ /media/B
I run the following command when I want to mirror one directory to another. Any files...
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[script] Easy Backup Solution using rsync

Posted 01-03-2010 at 11:03 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 01-05-2010 at 11:14 PM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally Posted in my Blog.

I will be writing this guide as a part of my upcoming "Arch System Maintenance Guide". When you are using Linux, you should always take regular backups. It is secure, it is stable and all that, but backup is very important to aid you in case you make a mess of your system. I will be writing the script to backup the entire system, excluding a few folders/files,etc. So here...
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My new Linux-frienly online backup service

Posted 08-02-2009 at 10:53 AM by xri
Tags backup, online

I've been looking for a simple and secure ('relatively secure', I should say) online service.

So far, I have my mind set on Amazon S3 for business purposes. A number of experts recommend it.
Another one I can say that drew my attention was

However, for personal purposes, I have settled on this one: SpiderOak. I like it for the following reasons:
  1. Automatic backup
  2. Privacy guaranteed (I'm not going to store unencrypted crucial data
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