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On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 04:32:06PM +0800, Wang Penghui wrote:
> In my server box, there is a directory used to store users' data,
> but there are lots of subfolders under it, and there there also are lots
> of subfolders under the subfolders too. in each folders there are lots
> of files.
> And the files would be changed at any time. Some added while some
> deleted, some increased while some decreased. And the amount of the
> files is so big.
> Even more than 10G.
> Now the problem come out. I need to backup all the files in the
> folders. Because the files would be changed even in every minute. So i
> have to backup it as often as possible. I am blind with it now. Maybe
> rsync will fit my requirements, i am not sure about it now.
> Could someone pick me up.
Do you use LVM2 (or can you use it)? If so, make a snapshot and backup the
You can hardly backup every file every time it's changed, that's not what
backups are for. You should inform your users about the backup policy _you_
are going to use on your system, tell them why you will do X backups per Y
days, and that if they want higher-rate backups they should use their own
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