[linux-elitists] rsync for backup

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 1 10:59:59 PST 2001

begin  Don Marti Uses GIFs on the Sly quotation:

> I'm using rsync to back up my stuff but the script I have is not
> exactly a thing of beauty. Does anyone have an rsync backup script
> that you run from cron and that you're willing to share?

Not an answer to your question, but related:

You know, when I recently had to rebuild uncle-enzo.linuxmafia.com,
because of problems with /dev/sdb, I did my backups immediately before
using rsync (v. 2.4.6) -- but re-encountered the classic rsync / ssh
select() deadlock with OpenSSH v. 1.2.3 (on both hosts).  

I believe I was using secsh protocol v. 1.5.  I'm not sure which cipher:
probably 3DES or Blowfish.

I'm referring to the problem discussed previously on this mailing list, 
and detailed here:


Given the press of time, I fell back onto rsh, to complete the backup.

Some list members may find this VA Linux knowledgebase article handy, 
for casual backups:


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