Well, now that I've got my systems cleaned up, and KDE3 removed, I'm tackling another project I've been meaning to do - backups.
Here's my basic plan:
- I've got a directory on my server that I want to synchronize several systems with (some linux, and one Windows).
- I want clients to push the backup; and not the server to pull it.
- Clients may backup more than once a month.
- the server will receive an additional backup itself once a month which includes all the client backups (may be more often, not sure).
At least on the Linux Systems, I've settled to using rsync for the backup - easy enough to do. I'm already running an rsync server for hosting portage, so it's relatively trivial to add another rsync module to support that way, though I'm not sure what the best way is.
rsync in attractive since it will do delta transfers to keep things in sync; though if I could use scp the same way I probably would since I would just have to setup appropriate keys.
Any how...I setup the rsync daemon with a read-write section. Tested it, and it worked. But I'd really like to have it secured - I don't want anyone to be able to read/write to it. So I tried adding the following: