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Automated Backup via Rsync, Tar and SCP

January 22nd, 2009 | 44 Comments | Posted in Backup & Restore, Linux

In the previous article, I have discussed about synchronizing data with rync. In this article I will continue the topic to a new discussion: how to use rsync for automated backup. More »

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Synchronizing Data with Rsync

January 5th, 2009 | 46 Comments | Posted in Backup & Restore, Linux

Rsync is a useful tool that allows files and directory to be copied either to or from a remote host, or locally on the current host. It is a faster and flexible replacement for rcp. More »

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Sample Crontab to Schedule Tasks

November 19th, 2008 | 47 Comments | Posted in Backup & Restore, Linux

If we have task that need to be executed periodically, then crontab can help us. Crontab is a very useful to run unattended scheduled tasks. The crontab file defines what is to be done and when. It consists of lines of text. Completely blank lines or lines starting with ‘#’ are ignored.
Here is an example of crontab file entry: More »