By what means do you backup your mailscanner things?
ka at pacific.net
Sat Mar 18 00:48:50 GMT 2006
Stephen Swaney wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
>> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 12:08 PM
>> To: MailScanner discussion
>> Subject: Re: By what means do you backup your mailscanner things?
>> rsync is a nice tool for backup purposes. It saves time and bandwidth
>> and has lots of cool switches for backup jobs like this. Our backup jobs
>> all run from one server and look like this:
>> day=`date +"%u"`
>> # mailscanner box
>> paths="/etc/mail /etc/MailScanner /var/spool/rbldnsd /usr/local/src"
>> for path in $paths;
>> do rsync -az --timeout=240 --log-format="%f %l" --delete $limit \
>> $server:/$path $outpath/$server;
>> # other server
>> The backup box is loaded with disk space and is secure behind a
>> firewall, since the box has to have ssh keys to access the other boxes
>> as root. The advantage is that all file transfers are encrypted and this
>> centralizes all the backup jobs into a few scripts on one box.
> And can be very secure when used with keychains:
> Also see http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-keyc2/
That's good stuff!
> Just setup keychains between the systems and then add
> rsync -az -e --timeout=240 --log-format="%f %l" --delete $limit
> Stephen Swaney
> Fort Systems Ltd.
> stephen.swaney at fsl.com
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