Below is guide how to remote backup using rsync.
1. Install rsync on both client and remote computer:
$ sudo apt-get install rsync
2. Create config file /etc/rsyncd.conf on remote computer:
$ sudo nano /etc/rsyncd.conf
And put these lines into the file:
motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd log file = /var/log/rsyncd.log pid file = /var/run/rsyncd.pid lock file = /var/run/rsync.lock [gudang] path = /home/www-metal/ebook/ comment = My Very Own Rsync Server uid = www-metal gid = www-metal read only = no list = yes #hosts allow = 188.8.131.52
Press Ctrl-X, Y, and Enter to exit from nano.
3. Activate rsync
$ sudo nano /etc/default/rsync
Find RSYNC_ENABLE=false line, and change to RSYNC_ENABLE=true
4. Execute rsync
$ sudo /etc/init.d/rsync start
5. And then from client computer, execute this command to get files from remote computer:
$ rsync -avz colekcolek.com::gudang /home/ebook
This command will download (sync) all files in /home/www-metal/ebook on remote computer (colekcolek.com) and save it (sync) to /home/ebook on client computer.
6. Create scheduled job to do sync everyday at 3 am.
$ sudo crontab -e
And type in this line:
0 3 * * * rsync -az colekcolek.com::gudang /home/ebook > /dev/null 2>&1
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