My journey with rsync

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about building my own backup system using rsync, instead of using MacOS’s built-in Time Machine.  I did this for a number of reasons.  Well, it’s been a few weeks and I’ve learned some lessons.  So I thought I’d share them!
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Can you have a backup system based solely on snapshots and replication?

This question has come up again. For what it’s worth, I’m still firmly in the camp that says that it is possible to have a complete backup system based solely on snapshots and replications — as long as you can address the criticisms that people have against the idea. So I thought I’d throw out all the objections and see how the concept does against them. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.