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Old 08-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Incremental snapshots of FS


Hi all,

I am looking to have the /home partition on my server create snapshot like copies of the FS every 12-24 hours maybe.

I know I can use something like rdiff-backup and scp it to another system on the network, but is there something out there more designed for this ?

LV snapshot would be good, but this is a DomU and I didn't set up the disks partitions this way (maybe I should of).

It would be good to have it so users can get back older versions on their FS.
I think Linux has the tools to do this (rsync, unionFS etc) but has it all been put together is a nice neat package ?

I was looking at CheckFS but its a kernel compile to get it going and I'd rather avoid that.

Any suggestions would be great.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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Tar itself supports incremental backups; all you need is a script and a cron job to get it going.

Mike
 
Old 08-04-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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Ahh ok. But does tar do version backups ?
i.e. being able to backup each day and then being able to retrieve the version of a file as at 1 week ago.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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You might try to use git for this purpose. You will be able to retrieve snapshot of filesystem (of all files, to be more precies) from 1 week ago, but:
1) This will need a lot of space
2) I haven't tried to use git for this purpose myself, and git is originally meant for snapshots of source code. It should work, though.
3) There might be better utilities around.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 12:27 AM   #5
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Thanks!

Yes SVN crossed my mind.
 
  


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