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Backup with rsync and rsync.net

Sep 20, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"If you are serious about keeping data on your server safe, you should consider deploying an offsite backup solution. So if anything goes wrong, you still have all your data up in the cloud. One cloud-based backup solution is to use the good old rsync tool with the rsync.net backup service.

"First off, you have to sign up for the service and obtain three important pieces of information: a host name, a user name, and a password (they will be emailed to you as soon as your account is activated and configured).

"Next, you have to generate an SSH key and upload it to your rsync.net storage space. This way, you don't have to enter the password every time you perform backup. To generate an SSH key, run the following command on your server:"

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