Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:58:15 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
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.