• Mystic Backup Solutions... Help?

    From paulie420@21:2/150 to All on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 07:45:35
    Backing up my Mystic BBS...

    I've always just used Rsync to backup my board; it was around 100-200MB so who cares, I'd keep multiplecopies around and it wasn't a big deal.

    I've recently added files to /mystic/files... so now my backup is 5GB and growing. Sure, I could -excludethe files dirs, but... I want to keep the whole thing backed up. I want it to be a perfect backup, with all the permissions saved and... ready to be implemented if I have a crash. Ultimately, I should be able to 'unbackup' and have Mystic boot up. :/

    So, I found rdiff-backup ... is this a good Linux option? I'd like a backup that doesn't recopy all those files each time; a backup that just makes new file changes/directory changes... it would be a lot quicker and just streamlined. Currently, using rsync, I'm making separate backups and...

    How do YOU backup Mystic? (And all your directories.) Do you exclude your file section directories?Is there a way to use a backup service/app that only makes new changes and doesn't keep full separate copies of backups? Does all this make sense to you, master sysOp??? LOL.

    I don't know if rdiff-backup will do these implemental backups, but I'm digging... figured I'd make a post and use your know-how... furthermore, I notice both xqtr and Black Panthers Mystic tools for making backups. Should I use one of these?? Ok... done.

    Thanks in advance, ladies n gents...



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  • From deon@21:2/116 to paulie420 on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 09:30:32
    Re: Mystic Backup Solutions... Help?
    By: paulie420 to All on Tue Oct 27 2020 07:45 am

    Howdy,

    So, I found rdiff-backup ... is this a good Linux option? I'd like a backup that doesn't recopy all those files each time; a backup that just makes new file changes/directory changes... it would be a lot quicker and just streamlined. Currently,
    using rsync, I'm making separate backups and...

    I personally use and like restic.

    It supports multiple targets (another machine, another directory, an S3, etc) - and keeps multitple space effecient backups (each day is a diff).

    You can even mount a backup with fuse to pluck individual items out of it...

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to deon on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 08:49:56
    Re: Mystic Backup Solutions... Help?

    I personally use and like restic.

    It supports multiple targets (another machine, another directory, an S3, etc) -and keeps multitple space effecient backups (each day is a diff).

    You can even mount a backup with fuse to pluck individual items out of it...

    ...δεσ∩

    Thanks deon - I had forgot the name but you suggested this to me on tqwNet too. (derp.) Anyway... I just installed on my Pi and my main system, and I have version 0.9.4(pi) and 0.9.6(thinkpad).

    Gonna read an article or two, dig into a man page and try to iron out how to syntax a good backup command.



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