[Box Backup] bbackup as tool to synchronize two machines

Martin Ebourne boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 15:05:01 GMT 2005


On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 08:59 -0600, Doug Poland wrote:
> I'm looking for a tool/tools to keep two machines synchronized.  The
> requirement is that changes made to conf files on one machine be
> reflected on another.  I'm not trying to mirror entire drives, just
> selected conf files and some user data.  To be more precise, one machine
> is the primary production box, the other is a "warm" spare, or, failover
> box.

Box isn't the right tool for this, not least because it stores
everything encrypted on the backup server, which is not much use to you.

rsync or unison would seem to be a much better fit.

Cheers,

Martin.




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