Automatic website backup

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Sun Feb 13 15:40:11 PST 2005

Jeremy Utley wrote:

> Matthew Burgess wrote:
>> Jeremy Utley wrote:
>>> I had experimented with, and actually had a script set up that would 
>>> back up the website to my server, however, I determined that the 
>>> bandwidth utilization would have been too much for ninja to handle.
>> Was this using rsync?  If you were to set a machine up as if it were 
>> a mirror and just rsync the changes, you could then copy/tar the 
>> mirrored files.  If they're time/datestamped that'll mitigate the 
>> risks of rsync mirroring the equivalent of an 'rm 
>> /my/beautiful/website' :)
>> Regards,
>> Matt.
> The original script I made simply made a tarball of the website 
> directory as it existed at that time, then scp'd that tarball to the 
> remote server.
> For the job we were trying to do (ease restoration after one of the 
> scripts went awry), rsync wasn't the right solution, since it might 
> have been possible to rsync the empty tree.
> -J-

Replying to mysyelf! :)  I don't know why the idea you just gave didn't 
occur to me back then! LOL  Since I do run a mirror, I could easily run 
a tarball backup of that mirror on a regular basis.


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