Server OS and Backup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by JohnMC, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. JohnMC macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2006
    Duluth, MN
    I have a client who uses Amazon's S3 service for some web site data and she really likes it. In a couple weeks I am installing a server for her to share data around her office (she has four computers). All she really needs is a NAS system but her data is very important so it needs to be backed up off site. I discussed a tape backup solution with her, but she does not want to have to mess with that and frankly I don't want her messing with it either. So I was wondering if anyone has heard of a way to back up a linux, freenas, or freebsd server to S3. The operating system of the server is not set in stone and I am willing to work with any of the ones I listed above. So what do you folks suggest? Any comments or ideas would be most welcome.
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    rsync is the best utility for automated backups to a remote server.

    rsync also comes built in to Mac OS X and just about all Linux / Unix distributions.

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