shorvath <backuppc-forum < at > backupcentral.com> wrote:
Thanks for your comments, unfortunately however I think you're missing
I very much like the way Backuppc handles backup, dedupe etc. and to
use this on the local site to handle the backups of each individual
client would be preferred, plus it gives the client an interface to
browse backups and do restores. (One of the main reasons I want to use
However for remote backups (eg offsite) I want to be able to have and
rsync style "snapshot" of the most recent backup.
I do not want to have to pull backups from my remote site to each
individual server for this purpose because
A) I'm already backing them up from the local site backup server and I
don't want to back them up twice (more io/cpu and it'll take longer)
These servers are production and heavily used with a lot of daily
Keep in mind that the backup server is used just for backups so it can
spend the whole day getting thrashed for all I care.
and to be honest that just seems silly and more than a solution.
B) I don't like having multiple entry points ..... actually no other
points are needed. Point A is enough reason not to do it.
I already achieve my needs currently by simply using rsync for both
local and remote but as mentioned earlier I want a more elegant
solution and I like backuppc and how it handles the local backups.
If there is no way of exposing the latest backup of each host from the
backuppc server either via a fuse module (that works) or other means
then my solution to either stick to my current solution. eg rsync but
spend some time refining it.
use something like rdiff-backup or rsnapshot.
rdiff-backup will allow me to see the most recent "snapshot" but has
Rsnapshot will do everything I need but maybe not the most efficient on
Of course there are other...
Bandwidth, not a problem, I can limit/shape that several ways.
I think the best solution that fits your currently stated requirements has already been given to you ... (for free).
Simply setup a new "host" (this is the remote host where the offsite backup will live), configure it as rsync or rsyncd etc, and then use a cron job to trigger a restore of the most recent backup to this virtual host, in the path /some/path/hostname
If you absolutely must pull this archive rather than pushing it, then setup this host as a virtual local host, it just means you end up with one additional copy of the locally backed up machines.
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