• Backing up a Synchro VPS?

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Sun Jan 20 08:08:57 2019
    I'm thinking about moving my Windows Synchronet install to a Linux VPS; I'm assuming some people are running Synchronet on a VPS, and I was wondering what you do for backup?

    I'd like to back up to my Windows desktop at home; my /sbbs/ folder with files and messages is about 7 gigs.

    The last time I did this, the only game in town was rsync under cygwin on a Windows host and rsync running natively on the Linux VPS.

    Is there any better solution out there people know of?

    Thanks!

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 20 12:21:30 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Sun Jan 20 2019 08:08 am


    I'm thinking about moving my Windows Synchronet install to a Linux VPS; I'm assuming some people are running Synchronet on a VPS, and I was wondering what you do for backup?

    I run mine under Linode, and linode does nightly snapshots of the entire disk (for a small fee).

    I'd like to back up to my Windows desktop at home; my /sbbs/ folder with files and messages is about 7 gigs.

    The last time I did this, the only game in town was rsync under cygwin on a Windows host and rsync running natively on the Linux VPS.

    Is there any better solution out there people know of?

    While rsync isn't the only game in town, it's probably still the best and easiest option.

    I'd definitely suggest keeping regular archives, though. Prior to the current incarnation of my BBS, I had a drive fail in the middle of a backup corrupting the backup and I lost everything.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to DaiTengu on Sun Jan 20 13:03:00 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: DaiTengu to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jan 20 2019 12:21:30

    If you are on linux then i have a backup script that keeps the last five backups. And i can second the value of the Linode backup service...

    Would be happy to set up linx sbbs hosting for you ;)

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 21 00:22:29 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Sun Jan 20 2019 08:08 am

    I'm thinking about moving my Windows Synchronet install to a Linux VPS; I'm assuming some people are running Synchronet on a VPS, and I was wondering what you do for backup?

    I'd like to back up to my Windows desktop at home; my /sbbs/ folder with files and messages is about 7 gigs.

    The last time I did this, the only game in town was rsync under cygwin on a Windows host and rsync running natively on the Linux VPS.

    Is there any better solution out there people know of?

    i just write a script where it rars the bbs up and then send it to me via ftp.

    why is your sbbs dir 7 gigs. do you have some junk files in there from doorgames? i know ambrosia can make some huge files.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Mon Jan 21 10:51:58 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 21 2019 12:22 am

    why is your sbbs dir 7 gigs. do you have some junk files in there from doorgames? i know ambrosia can make some huge files.

    filez, man -- filez. And lots of messages.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Jan 22 16:14:23 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to MRO on Mon Jan 21 2019 10:51 am

    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 21 2019 12:22 am

    why is your sbbs dir 7 gigs. do you have some junk files in there from doorgames? i know ambrosia can make some huge files.

    filez, man -- filez. And lots of messages.



    oh, you nest your file areas in your sbbs dir? i keep it separate because i like to backup my bbs a lot and i have a lot of files.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Tue Jan 22 14:58:36 2019
    Re: Backing up a Synchro VPS?
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Jan 22 2019 04:14 pm

    oh, you nest your file areas in your sbbs dir? i keep it separate because i like to backup my bbs a lot and i have a lot of files.

    Not a bad idea, separating them out.

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 20 02:21:43 2019
    poindexter wrote:
    I'm thinking about moving my Windows Synchronet install to a Linux VPS; I'm assuming some people are running Synchronet on a VPS, and I was wondering what
    you do for backup?

    I'd like to back up to my Windows desktop at home; my /sbbs/ folder with files
    and messages is about 7 gigs.

    The last time I did this, the only game in town was rsync under cygwin on a Windows host and rsync running natively on the Linux VPS.

    Is there any better solution out there people know of?


    Look at burp backup, what it is based on rsync, it's a full backup solution. The client runs on Windows and Linnux and the server runs on Linux only.
    It's fast, includes deduplication so those big files that are the same
    aren't backed up multiple times. You can configure how many backups you want
    to keep (like 12 monthly, 4 weeks, 7 daily). It can even backup to itself so you can have local copies of files in case you screw up editing one or
    delete one accidentally, you can quickly get it back without remembering you need to make a copy first. It's open source and free but donations are
    accepted by the author. I usually donate when I screw up back and it saves
    my ass...which has been a couple of times.

    https://burp.grke.org/

    I use it for a nightly sbbs backup.

    [root@brandy bbs.endofthelinebbs.com]# du -sh *
    6.6G 0000099 2019-01-16 22:43:06 +0100
    349M 0000113 2019-01-31 11:43:04 +0100
    275M 0000120 2019-02-07 17:43:03 +0100
    9.4M 0000125 2019-02-13 07:43:03 +0100
    8.8M 0000126 2019-02-14 08:43:03 +0100
    208M 0000127 2019-02-15 09:43:03 +0100
    9.9M 0000128 2019-02-16 10:43:03 +0100
    58M 0000129 2019-02-17 11:43:06 +0100
    9.9M 0000130 2019-02-18 12:43:05 +0100
    290M 0000131 2019-02-19 13:43:04 +0100

    As you can see my original backup is big, but very little changes so the
    deltas are small in comparison.

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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Feb 20 02:22:52 2019
    poindexter wrote:
    I'm thinking about moving my Windows Synchronet install to a Linux VPS; I'm assuming some people are running Synchronet on a VPS, and I was wondering what
    you do for backup?

    I'd like to back up to my Windows desktop at home; my /sbbs/ folder with files
    and messages is about 7 gigs.

    The last time I did this, the only game in town was rsync under cygwin on a Windows host and rsync running natively on the Linux VPS.

    Is there any better solution out there people know of?

    I forgot to add, you can get a very cheap VPS of you look at lowendbox.com
    and I'd consider one in a different country or even continent. That way if
    you get nuked...your data is safe :)

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