[Box Backup] bbackup as tool to synchronize two machines

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 15:13:09 GMT 2005


On 3 Mar 2005, at 15:05, Martin Ebourne wrote:

> 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.

I agree. Use rsync/unison over ssh for this task. Box Backup is the 
wrong tool for many reasons.

Ben




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