June 2, 2008
Remote Backups for Linux and BSD
Backups are an important element of system maintenance on any system, and should be, at least in my opinion, mandatory for all users to perform regularly. Without doing backups, you could find yourself in a world of hurt.should something bad happen. But there are some things that even the best backup system in the world can't protect you against. One of those is nature. Given that this year has seen major earthquakes, a record tornado season, a planned record hurricane season, and other natural disasters of types we can't even begin to imagine, keeping copies of your backups in a remote location, or away from your home or business (aka offsite backups) is an idea that will save you should the worst ever happen. So let's look at a few possibilities that will provide you with simple piece of mind and security for your data.