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HowtoForge: Automated Backups With rdiff-backup

Oct 18, 2005, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"This tutorial describes how to do automated server backups with the tool rdiff-backup. rdiff-backup lets you make backups over a network using SSH so that the data transfer is encrypted. The use of SSH makes rdiff-backup very secure because noone can read the data that is being transferred. rdiff-backup makes incremental backups, thus saving bandwidth...

"The problem is that SSH requires a password for logging in which is not good if you want to run rdiff-backup as a cron job..."

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