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Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies




On 03/13/2017 05:38 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
Currently, the system here is

 - every PC has a cronjob backing up $HOME to a central "server" (read -
   repurposed PC with decent WD drives), just an rsync script that runs
   daily.

Don't forget security:

1. With a "push" arrangement (e.g. each workstation backs up itself to the server) -- if a workstation gets compromised, the backups are at risk.

2. With a "pull" arrangement (e.g. the server backs up all the workstations) -- if a workstation gets compromised, the backups should be safe (and might have clues about the intrusion). Additionally, the backup server can be completely firewalled (e.g. no open ports).


I prefer the latter.


David