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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..."

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