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Easy local and remote backup of your home network

by Sander Marechal

Updated on 2006-09-20 to add an exclude file and clear up some rsync confusion

I hate making backups by hand. It costs a lot of time and usually I have far better things to do. Luckily GNU/Linux comes with all the tools you need to backup your machines automatically and wide availability of broadband make it possible to have remote backups as well - to a friend's place for example.

This article will show you how to set up fast, fully automated local and remote backups for a small home network using standard GNU/Linux tools.