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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Moving backup directory?

From: Chris Poole
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Moving backup directory?
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:35:04 +0000

Thanks, I think I'll do this then.

Finally, since the files themselves are important, does it really matter if the transfer method is unencrypted? (Except, of course, that the password is passed in the clear if using FTP, etc.)

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM, <address@hidden> wrote:
Should work. There are others that backup to file:// and then rsync elsewhere. These folks usually seem to stick to that route. For simplicity I guess.
Meaning, they have a local backup repository on which they do all duplicity operations  (incl. incrementals) and this is rsynced periodically to the remote repository.

Only drawback would be that duplicity should not be running while rsyncing out.

.. ede

On 16.01.2010 13:08, Chris Poole wrote:
Hi guys,
my understanding is that all backup data is contained in files in the
backup location directory.

If I want to change backup directory by moving it somewhere, as long
as I make the equivalent change in my Duplicity script, it won't know
the difference?

My plan is this:

1) run a full backup to a local drive.
2) use rsync to copy this backup directory to a remote host, so it
doesn't matter if I cancel it and start again at some point in
3) change duplicity script to backup to the remote host, which should
now do a quick incremental backup, not knowing that I've been copying
the backup directory in step 2.

Does that seem plausable? Otherwise I'll have to leave my machine on
for several days to run a full backup to the remote host all in one

Finally, since I'm encryting and signing my backups, it shouldn't
matter if I upload to some public FTP server? (I happen to be using
scp to a locked down host, I'm just curious.)


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