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Postby JohnT » 07/28/09, 11:15 pm

I love this for a elegant, simple approach to an often pain-in the ass job.

http://www.akgupta.com/applications/akgbackup.htm

This backup utility can compress data while backing up if you choose so. It compresses individual files separately. This feature is a precautionary measure. Compressed archives do get corrupted and if there is a single archive for all your files (most of the backup programs create a single archive for your files and folders), you may lose all your files in one go if something goes wrong. Remember Murphy's Law? Still not convinced? Read herewhat one of the users of AKGBackup said about this feature.
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Postby bob » 07/28/09, 11:18 pm

Thanks John.... Booked it.
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Postby Gerry » 07/30/09, 2:25 am

http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11 ... art-1.aspx
http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11 ... art-2.aspx
http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11 ... art-3.aspx

The use of hard links in a backup system is an awesome idea. I've only really skimmed the above articles but I recently did something similar on Nix and it's fantastic so the above articles were a result of my search to see if the same was possible on Windows. If you need fast high grained incremental backups spanning at least a year while using only about twice the space of 1 full backup of your data and a very simple way of recovering that data when you need to, then this is what you'll want to look into. Also Rsync is epic at doing efficient network backups, so if installing an rsync server on the backup machine and the machine that needs backup is an option, then I would suggest it. Although there may be a more appropriate solution if you are using a windows machine.

[edit:
- "backups that at least a year while" to "backups spanning at least a year"
- "machine that needs backup, then" to "machine that needs backup is an option, then"]
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Postby bob » 07/30/09, 1:46 pm

booked that too -- gracias Gerry
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Postby RedRage » 07/31/09, 3:35 am

Gerry wrote:http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11/13/An-intelligent-backup-system-for-Windows-part-1.aspx
http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11 ... art-2.aspx
http://mutable.net/blog/archive/2006/11 ... art-3.aspx

The use of hard links in a backup system is an awesome idea. I've only really skimmed the above articles but I recently did something similar on Nix and it's fantastic so the above articles were a result of my search to see if the same was possible on Windows. If you need fast high grained incremental backups that at least a year while using only about twice the space of 1 full backup of your data and a very simple way of recovering that data when you need to, then this is what you'll want to look into. Also Rsync is epic at doing efficient network backups, so if installing an rsync server on the backup machine and the machine that needs backup, then I would suggest it. Although there may be a more appropriate solution if you are using a windows machine.


I use rsync for many backup solutions i've setup. in the 3 times i've had to use the backups in, oh wow 12 years.. it worked flawlessly
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Postby bob » 07/31/09, 3:39 am

I've heard lots of good things about rsync
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Postby Gerry » 07/31/09, 5:23 am

Yeah it's a fantastic tool. It even comes with a few options for using the hard links technique I was talking about, especially the --link-dest=DIR option.

More info:
http://blog.interlinked.org/tutorials/r ... chine.html

ps. oh and and to top it off it makes it dead simple to make all these remote transfers secure. :)
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