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setting up automated rsync backups

From time to time, I’ll hear a request from a customer to setup custom nightly automated backups using ftp, rsync, or scp. I’ve created this script for my own personal backup needs, but have since realized it’s value for implementing in customer environments as well. The script relies on rsync, and can be setup to run backups nightly. I prefer rsync due to its’ reliability and optionality.

For more information and to download the script, please visit http://erikimh.com/rsync-backups/

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