Backup

Backing up remote servers with rsnapshot

Piggybacking on existing tools for easy backups

James Booth

10 minute read

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To back up remote my Linux hosts, I use a tool called rsnapshot. This utility is a wrapper for the venerable rsync (Think robocopy on steroids if you’re from the Windows world) and leverages SSH as a secure transport mechanism. It can be run both locally and remotely.