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backing up data from remote Linux to Desktop
mike2010




msg:4166646
 4:53 pm on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

hello, i'm looking for a reliable program to do backups to my desktop. (from the remote linux server....to my desktop )

Preferably an FTP program that I can login to with Root access.... but most importantly, a program that will only copy over changed / new files after the first full backup.

Thats the biggest problem I have currently.. when i do it with WinSCP, I usually backup the WHOLE entire /vhosts/ directory each and everytime. And its 2 GB's in size....takes forever when copying to desktop.

I would only like changed / new files to be copied over after the first full backup.

Maybe WinSCP already has this option , I just haven't seen it yet ?

 

lammert




msg:4166942
 4:13 am on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you look at rsync? Although this application was originally developed for *nix systems, there are ports for Windows available. What this application does is keeping the data on remote computers in sync, only transferring changed information.

mike2010




msg:4169670
 2:55 am on Jul 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

yea, I'd like to use it from Linux to a Windows Vista desktop. But can never find a common way route of doing it.

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