most efficient way to backup remote dedicated server

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
what is the best way to backup a remote centos machine? I am most interested in /home/hosted_domains/ and subfolders..., but preserving permissions etc
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    rsync is good one

    rsync -avz  /source1 /path/to/source2 ... /dest

    Another good way that gives you extreme number of options is using tar.

    With this command you can make the compressed archives of the required drives
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    Use rsync if you want to backup that system to a remote location such as central backup server.

    use tar if you are backing up locally to the remote system (tape drive etc...)

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