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I need to backup all my data from a server (in 10 minutes), preferably keeping the symlinks.

Any suggestions?

  • I suppose that since you used rsync tag you know about rsync. You could also make a image of the disk with dd. – Braiam Jan 31 '14 at 15:04
  • Have you tried rsync? Or cp? Why 10 minutes? – terdon Jan 31 '14 at 15:04
  • @terdon because the sysadmin will reboot and format the machine in 10 minutes – RSFalcon7 Jan 31 '14 at 15:07
  • you sure you need full backup instead of just the basic? – Braiam Jan 31 '14 at 15:08
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    related: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/553/… – slm Jan 31 '14 at 16:01
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Done in the server with:

rsync -avx --progress ~ user@backup-host:~/backup

More info here.

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    I also like to add --delete otherwise the backup just grows with things you don't need anymore. Make sure to use that option with care! – DavidG Jan 31 '14 at 15:17
  • I will dig into those (and other) options with more time, probably there are lots of option that could helped. – RSFalcon7 Jan 31 '14 at 15:27

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