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So I've been investigative how to make full backups with tar, and I found that tar is a good tool if the backup is to be made once, and if the server has enough disk space to handle the output file.

I was able to play around the second condition by dumping the output of the encrypted backup through SSH even with encryption. Now this is fine, except that it's very slow, and makes my other server connection busy all the time.

I would like to improve that further, by making it possible to buffer my backup in the current server, and then transfer the buffered data after exceeding a specific size. Is this possible to achieve?

If you require any additional information, please ask.

  • Can you please post the command you're actually using? – dr01 May 8 '15 at 11:48
  • Consider using something like fsarchiver instead. – Faheem Mitha May 8 '15 at 11:50
  • @dr01 It's in the link. – The Quantum Physicist May 8 '15 at 12:28
  • @FaheemMitha I'll read about it later. It's on my task list now. Thanks for the suggestion. – The Quantum Physicist May 8 '15 at 12:34

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