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Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies




David Christensen wrote:
> 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).

Since the PCs are laptops, they're not always here, so I was never able
to figure out how to get pull to work with the condition that we were on
vacation (or the laptops were otherwise "not home").

Though, yeah, the stuff that's statically here (desktop, server, etc.)
are rsync-by-pull.

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