Using NFS for Networked Backups
Subject:   and, of course....
Date:   2003-03-11 11:18:33
From:   flucifredi
What simon suggested works as well with ssh, giving you an encrypted, secure backup channel even over unsecured networks (and without you needing to re-enable the dreaded r* services).

I am up for it, too. I considered the NFS choice for my network but I decided against it because the ssh+tar approach gives me absolute portability (I am even using it for a few windows machines).


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  • and, of course....
    2003-08-21 21:17:27  anonymous2 [View]

    Over time I've tried several backup options and in the end I found using tar to a backup drive and then ssh to a backup server with both disk and tape backup was the least worry path. I now have four levels of failure before loosing data. (RAID to local IDE to backup server IDE and TAPE.)

    Using NFS was an idea until I reviewed the security track of NFS - too much can go wrong. Only if there was no Internet access would I consider it. It's bad enough that users browse on windows boxes. I don't need that headache.