Originally Posted by hippie2000
hello buzz - thanks for the hint but of course i know and use rsync, and agree its a pretty good solution, but it doesnt finance storage space. and of course i do not only have shell access, these are 2 dedicated back2roots servers and without being root there these wouldnt serve much. im not a newbee just the costs with time are huge.
The good thing is that you have the data, even if it will take a while to get it back online.
Actually I realised you knew rsync, hence I was talking about rdiff-backup which is "rsync + diffs". ;-) It is a great system for having the functionality of an rsync backup, whilst also keeping an archive of extended attributes and binary diffs. I use it on my systems, so I can not only get the "last" backup but roll back a number of days also.