Mirrordir Can Make You a Hometown Hero!

Or, how to save your bacon when bad things happen.
Live Long and Prosper

That's all there is to it, really. Mirrordir has additional functionality, though, so check out the man page or the mirrordir.sourceforge.net home page for additional samples. Mirrordir is yet another utility that further demonstrates the power of Linux and the thousands of developers that contribute.

Jeffrey McDonald is a UNIX/Linux systems engineer working at a large Fortune 500 technology company in central California.

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Re: Mirrordir Can Make You a Hometown Hero!

Anonymous's picture

Have you looked at rsync?

http://rsync.samba.org

The hardlink trick makes hourly/daily backups trivial, fast and space efficient. http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/

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