[mythtv-users] OT: rsync, or is there a better option?

Phill Edwards phill_edwards at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 5 04:59:33 UTC 2004

> Since my myth box has crashed a few times, including power loss and hard
> lockups, I want to backup my recordings, videos, etc so I don't lose
> anything the next time. So I picked up a couple large hard drives and
> have another linux box (FC3) ready to be a network storage device. I
> already backup important files, such as mysql dump, so I'm just talking
> the large video files here.
> What's the best way to get all my recordings, videos, mucis, etc sent
> over to this box every so often, maybe once a day. I'm thinking copy
> anything new or changed, and remove anything deleted from the source.
> Changes would only be made on the storage system, either adding or
> removing files.
> Would rsync be the best way to accomplish this or is there a better
> option?

I use rsync for backups on another linux box I have. It's a very easy way to 
have full backups which use up minimal disk space and is quick to execute.

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