Making secure remote backups with Rsync

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 9:20 AM EST

Backups are more important than ever these days, as our digital information collections expand. Many Linux users know rsync as a file transfer utility, but rsync can also be an efficient tool for automating remote backups of your Linux, Windows, and even Mac OS X systems.

In an earlier article, I explained how to use rsync to make local backups of a Linux system. Remote backups, where you store your backed up data on a separate machine, further promote data safety by separating information both physically and geographically.

By Brice Burgess at Linux.com

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