Data Pull Vs Push
CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Jan 16 13:29:38 MST 2012
On 2012-01-16 3:03 PM, Kevin Korb <kmk at sanitarium.net> wrote:
> On 01/16/12 09:55, L. V. Lammert wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jan 2012, Satish Shukla wrote:
>>> b) pulling the data from source to destination ( i.e.
>>> running rsync from destination machine)
>> The main reason to pull is with hard linking of the saved files,
>> e.g. rsnapshot - only possible with a pull operation. Security is
>> also a little better, as you have a single authorized command key
>> on the remote machine so the backup machine can be secured better
>> (behind a firewall).
> Actually, rsync is completely capable of doing hard links
> (--link-dest) in push or pull mode. It is rsnapshot that artificially
> imposes that limitation to rsync.
Eh?? What are you two talking about?
I've been doing push backups with hardlinks using rsnapshot for a long
time. My understanding is that this is much *slower* than pulling them,
but it certainly *works*.
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