NewsFactor: Open-Source King of Data Backup
Aug 15, 2003, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Ryan)
"Want to back up a bunch of servers or keep the files in a
remote server in sync with local machines without using commercial
software? Rsync, an open-source back-up and mirroring tool, has
garnered a lot of fans among systems administrators in the know.
Its ability to transfer only the 'diffs' between versions of a file
has won it a loyal user base.
"But is Rsync an industrial-strength tool that enterprises can
substitute for commercial back-up wares? That depends on the size
and scale of a network. It is, however, an indispensable utility,
useful for many online file-transfer applications..."