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[rdiff-backup-users] Re: Remote backup server without root and rdiff-bac

From: Jens Benecke
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] Re: Remote backup server without root and rdiff-backup?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 13:51:56 +0200
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David Kempe wrote:

> Jens Benecke wrote:
>> Will permissions etc. be preserved for restoring if I do something like
>>         rdiff-backup --exclude /BACKUP / /BACKUP
>>         rsync -avze ssh /BACKUP address@hidden:/home/user/
> Yeah I think that will work fine. rdiff-backup in the 0.13 series stores
> its metadata (like permissions) in a seperate file. This means that your

Great. I am also thinking about mounting the local backup directory
"nosuid,noexec,nodev" (it is /home), this should not affect rdiff-backup's
operation, right?

> plan should work fine. I don't recommend backing up / completely - you
> can find lots about that in the archives.

So rdiff-backup is not suitable for "crash recovery" type backups? I am
already excluding a list of directories:


> Thanks for updating the wiki :)

No problem :)

btw: I just found out about SHFS. (http://shfs.sf.net) It lets you mount
directories via SSH. It performs quite well (~1-2MB/s) so it might be
suitable for remote rdiff-backup where only SSH access is possible. 
I'll try doing remote backups that way.

Jens Benecke
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