[Box Backup] bbackup as tool to synchronize two machines

Doug Poland boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 15:13:28 GMT 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 03:05:01PM +0000, 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 was going to use rsync before I came across boxbackup.  I like the
idea of using lazy mode to keep backups running unattended and in "near


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