Cees De Groot cdegroot at
Mon Oct 17 21:38:19 UTC 2005

Hi Marcus,

I've setup backup to another server @hetzner I operate, but I'd rather
have a second backup machine in case there's a problem with backup or
if I happen to be on a prolongued holiday during a crash.

The backup system I use is based on ssh+rsync plus a little utility
called 'powershift' (part of You'd need to make
sure ssh+recent rsync are running on the server and install
powershift; I can then do a test run from the SqF box.

The backup system uses hardlinked trees. The idea is that if the
backup starts using too much space, you rm -rf the oldest versions.
Easy enough :)

On 9/30/05, Marcus Denker <denker at> wrote:
> Am 30.09.2005 um 12:35 schrieb Cees De Groot:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Now that we're betting everything on one horse, box2, it's maybe time
> > to think about backups.
> >
> > Technically, I'm using rsync+powershift to backup my personal Hetzner
> > box to another Hetzner box, and this works great. I can set it up for
> > box2 as well, but we do need someone to donate backup space... Any
> > takers?
> I think I can use both the new server here at SCG and the server of
> for backup... the squeakev one is a hetzner server, but it might have
> not too much
> free space. The new SCG Xserver has lots of free space, so this
> should ne no problem.
>       Marcus

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