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

From: Troels Arvin
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] Re: Remote backup server without root and rdiff-backup?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 14:17:55 +0200
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On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 13:51:56 +0200, Jens Benecke wrote:

> 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?

I haven't tried it, but if it should affect rdiff-backup, then you would
have found a bug, as far as I can see.

>> 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?

No, I don't think so. (But I don't like crash recovery" type backups, so
it doesn't bother me.)

> 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.

Please tell us about your experiences when you have tried it for a little

Greetings from Troels Arvin, Copenhagen, Denmark

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