[thelist] Backing up linux machine

Mark MacInnes mark.macinnes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 11:09:45 CDT 2008

Hey all,

We've recently got a Linux machine for our internal web server - previously
we had Apache installed on someone's Windows machine. We want to automate
incremental backing up of the server. We have a huge external HDD, but its
currently NTFS and I've read that we'd need to create a linux partition so
the linux server can backup to it. Is this right? Can anyone recommend the
best way of doing this?

The server is running Centos 4. I can't find anything on there to
incrementally backup the machine - we're planning on using cronjob to
automate this so we have the automation bit planned out. Can anyone
recommend a program to do this, or commands or maybe a tutorial? Searching
google provides limited results - I assume I'm not searching the right

Thanks in advance!

Mark MacInnes

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