[Durham] rsync

Richard Patterson Richard at helpquick.co.uk
Mon Apr 2 21:45:38 UTC 2012

rsync can do lots of stuff... even over SSH - I use it to do backups of a couple of servers over SSH...

If you say exactly what you want to do, I can probably tell you the best way to do it...

I like LVM it has many possibilities, it can do snapshots, etc... it's only really great if you don't want to allocate your entire drive in one go, or if you think you'll want to add extra drives and expand volumes later...

Again it's one of those things that you don't realise how powerful it is until you start using it...

Let me know...



Richard Patterson
HelpQuick Limited

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Andrew Glass <andrewglass3 at gmail.com> wrote:

Hey guys :)

Ive never used rsync before but I think it can accomplish what I require??

Id like to ssh into my server and copy everything from one drive to a new drive.

Would this be the best option?  What options would you use to do this?

 I was also considering going lvm with my storage too... Anyone got any good or bad experiences with LVM? Whats your thoughts on it?

Cheers as always


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