[Box Backup] bbackup as tool to synchronize two machines

Doug Poland boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Mar 3 15:18:30 GMT 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 03:13:09PM +0000, Ben Summers wrote:
> 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.
I'm reading about unison now, thanks for the tip.  


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