[Freedombox-discuss] Harddrive + Excito B3

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon May 9 19:06:51 UTC 2011

On 11-05-09 at 02:40pm, The Doctor wrote:
> On 05/09/2011 01:53 PM, Jonathan Zeppettini wrote:
> > LUKS for encryption of backup drive and rsync to do the backup:
> > 
> > rsync -avc --progress --delete /home/fb/files /media/fb-bak/
> rdiff-backup also works quite well for this.
> > Or just use dd to image the FB data partition to any external drive 
> > after encrypting...
> The utility would have to ensure that any running processes which kept 
> files open (like a database server) would be shut down prior to the 
> backup run, and then started back up when it was complete.

Checkout the Debian package backup-ninja - it has multiple plugins.

Typically you first do backup dumps to /var/backup and then afterwards 
an rdiff-backup run of both /home and /var/backup

 - Jonas

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