[Debian Home Server Series] 8. Backup Server - rsync

Introduction
Occasionally, client machines like notebook or desktop may need to bereinstalled from scratch. The recovery of OS and different kinds ofapplication software is time-consuming, but usually risk-free. The mostimportant and challenging task is to recover user data with the mostup-to-date version. This is when the backup system comes in.

For a home-user environment, I have picked a simple tool - rsync. It has the following advantages:

    * provides fast incremental file transfer
    * easy to setup
    * open source under GPL

Alternative:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software

Implementation
-Server (Linux)
--rsync
--ssh key pari
-Client (Windows)



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Interesting!

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Thank you!

rsync is very useful for large files (ex: mailbox).

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