I use rsnapshot and have written a bash script that automatically updates the server backups of a windows machine. but I haven't got off-site backups. Ive recently been subscribed to the livedrive backup system - I have unlimited backup space !
The backups I have are done with rsync, which is very efficient. My backup system keeps incremental backups , but links files that have stayed the smae, thus minimizing the amount of stuff that gets sent over the wires.
ive spent a while trying to get curlftpsfs and rsyn working , so far to no avail. I then cam across lftp , described as a 'poor mans' rsync', so i gave that a go. Ive got config script that includes the stuff i want to back up, including the multiple copies created by rsnaphot. But there are a couple of serious problems.
|file transfer to livedrive|
So stuff takes ages. And because you cant link files on livedrive, it transfers duplicate copies. it is taking over 24 hours to do a copy of what I want to backup.
So this is clearly impracticable. What I'll have to do is go back to rsync and see what i can do , i try lftp with just the option of sending newer files to livedrive. it wont keep incremental backups that can be easily restored, but if i set it to not delete, it may keep copies , but not versions, of svey file i want to backup.
I'll have to see how I get on