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Re: [Duplicity-talk] First full backup has no errors, but --verify does

From: Nicolas Aspert
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] First full backup has no errors, but --verify does
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:09:49 +0100
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Kenneth Loafman wrote:
>> I really disagree with this. Okay, ftp has its drawbacks but it is also
>> the fastest way of transferring data ! Security is sufficient if you
>> operate in a LAN, of course you should not rely on this if you transfer
>> your backups via the internet.
>> So let's keep the ftp backend, unless an equivalent backend (in speed)
>> can be found ! Transferring 120GB+ can be a pain :)
> Sorry, did not mean to start such a storm.  I do NOT propose to stop
> supporting FTP, but FTP has to be responsible for most of the trouble we
> have due to the quirks that are in a lot of implementations.

I did not either inteded to "storm" :), just pointing out a few reasons
about why ftp is not so good but works best in some cases :)

> FTP is one of the oldest protocols around, invented when the internet
> was a friendly environment.  Now its not.  Yes, FTP is quite usable over
> the intranet, but you really need something more secure and standard for
> the internet.

That is, imho, one of the strengths of duplicity, i.e. you can have scp
for secure transfer and bare ftp for speed. Sounds like a win-win to me,
despite the fact you might have to lose a few hair on ftp quirky

I must say that the ncftp-based backend is working like a charm for me,
so keep up the good work !

Best regards

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