rsync was Re: [lug] ssh compression
hugh at vecna.com
Tue May 7 08:22:29 MDT 2002
Thanks to all those who contributed. Peter suggested I do a backup of
the stuff that I rsync over. I get to be able to restore to a given
point in time and I don't get killed on the bandwidth.
This is what I have right now for the rsync part:
# make the filesystem writable
/bin/mount -o remount,rw /backup
# Tell rsync to use ssh as the transfer mechanism
# List of dirs on dst-host to backup
BACKUP_DIRS="/var/named /etc /var/spool/mail /home"
# rsync only likes one directory at a time
for DIR in $BACKUP_DIRS; do
/usr/bin/rsync --verbose \
--backup-dir /backup/rsync/dst-host.bak \
# Make sure all data has been written out and then remount
# the filesystem read-only
# fsck gripes about how often the filesystem is mounted
/sbin/fsck -a /dev/hdc1
Am I doing anything obviously stupid?
I want the host that I run the script from just to copy down what's on
dst-host. I never want it to delete anything on dst-host, but if
something disappears on dst-host, I want it to be deleted on the
Also, my isp's bandwidth limit is 128kbps. The --bwlimit is in Kbytes.
Am I right in setting it at 16 because 128k bit/s * (1 byte/8 bit) = 16
Thanks again for all the help.
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