Backing up laptops on network
jw at pegasys.ws
Sat Oct 4 01:22:35 EST 2003
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On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 05:10:45PM +0200, Alain Van Bierbeek wrote:
> I have a little question about Rsync ...
> Can you say me if is it possible to use Rsync with crypted files ...?
To rsync every file is just a sequence of bytes. It cares
not what those bytes represent. Text, data, encrypted,
compressed, or even corrupted; rsync doesn't care, it will
faithfully synchronize from one copy to another.
> Thanks a lot
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> From: rsync-bounces+alain.vb=proximedia.be at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:rsync-bounces+alain.vb=proximedia.be at lists.samba.org]On Behalf
> Of jw schultz
> Sent: vendredi 3 octobre 2003 17:02
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> Subject: Re: Backing up laptops on network
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 02:52:22PM +0100, Reuben Pearse wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > We are currently looking at a solution for backing up files on laptops
> > to a server in a small office (10 users).
> > I was looking at rsync as a solution. Here is my suggested solution:
> > Install rsync on network server - this is Windows 2000 :-(
> > Share the root of C:\ on laptops
> > Schedule rsync to periodically mount to laptops share ove SMB (if they
> > can be found) and running an incremental backup
> > I would welcome comments on this. Thanks!
> I'd be cautious about sharing from the laptops. If they
> ever get plugged into another network (wired or wireless)
> you have a significant security breach.
> I'd also adjust the partitioning so all data files (and
> Desktop) are on a separate filesystem. That filesystem can
> then be more aggressively backed up. Whether by rynsc,
> unison or some other method. Splitting the system (OS +
> apps) and data filesystems also helps because if things go
> strange you can just restore the system filesystem leaving
> data untouched and being able to restore to a considerably
> older, known stable, image can be advantageous for the
> system but not for data.
> There will be some files on C: that simply won't get backed
> up using normal means so unless you use ghost or dd from a
> linux boot cd to occasionally copy the quiescent C: you can
> only restore by first installing. The dd or ghost approach
> also gives you a means to do bare metal restores.
> PS. MS has license issues with ghost.
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