[ProgSoc] Backing up stuff from cloud servers (Jobsoc?)

B R benjamin.reardon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 11:25:25 EST 2014


I would look at a piece of software called OwnCloud - lets you set up and
run your own dropbox style syncing facility. You would still need to
automate the sql dumps but owncloud will take all the lifting work out of
automating sync.

Ben Reardon.


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:19 AM, Chris Deigan <chris at deigan.id.au> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:09 PM, marauder <marauder at marauder.net.au>
> wrote:
> > I have a couple of Linode web servers containing data that’s reasonably
> important to me, and I’d like to be backing that up regularly onto hardware
> that I own.  I figured a good and cheap way to do this would be to get an
> old laptop, put Ubuntu on it, write a script to do some rsyncs, and write
> another script to do some mysqldumps.  Is this actually a good way?  Is
> there something better?
>
> A reasonable choice! I'd suggest looking at something like
> rdiff-backup or dirvish to handle keeping incremental backups. These
> suit "pulling" your backups to another server (i.e. the backup is
> initiated elsewhere). You probably want to hook up some mysqldumps to
> complete sometime before files are pulled.
>
> -Chris.
>
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