Backup scripts

Kirk Cerny kirksemail at
Sun Mar 29 18:01:20 MDT 2009

I have used and liked dirvish, but I dont know if it does everything you want.
It does hard links, and we had it using key based scp.
You could use a cron job to compress/encrypt the data on the server
before it is retrieved.

Kirk Cerny

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at> wrote:
> All,
> Any recommendations for a backup script?  I'm just about to revisit
> the one I wrote and thought, "someone has already done this *and* done
> a better job of it then me."
> My needs are not that different then most people: hard-links with a
> few weeks of archives, key based auth, encrypted and compressed in
> transit, simple reporting, and configurable.  Oh yeah, I also would
> like to stop and resume the jobs and have it pick up where it left
> off.
> So, yeah, I've googled it, but I've come to trust the opinions of
> those on this list more then hitting the "Feeling Lucky" button  ;)
> Thanks again.
> Gabe
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