Which command line backup tool(s) has the best compression ratio? I want to backup my entire system, including media files, text files etc. I found this list on the Arch wiki site but I don't know ...
Is it possible to speed up the gzip process? I'm using mysqldump "$database_name" | gzip > $BACKUP_DIR/$database_name.sql.gz to backup a database into a directory, $BACKUP_DIR. the manpage ...
How would you go about backing up just some files and subdirectories of a given directory to a compressed archive so that the tree structure could then easily be recreated from that archive. ...
How to clear unused space with zeros ? (I am asking for tool for btrfs filesystem) I'm looking for something smarter than cat /dev/zero > /mnt/X/big_zero ; sync; rm /mnt/X/big_zero Like ...
How to clear unused space with zeros ? (ext3,ext4) I'm looking for something smarter than cat /dev/zero > /mnt/X/big_zero ; sync; rm /mnt/X/big_zero Like FSArchiver is looking for "used space" ...
I like create an image backup for the first time I'm backing up a system. After this first time I use rsync to do incremental backups. My usual image backup is as follows: Mount and zero out the ...
I use an rsync-based backup scheme to maintain daily (and soon weekly and monthly as well) "snapshots" of my file server, using rsync's link-dest feature to store hardlinks between the snapshots for ...