I look after 14 linux servers across 3 networks (ipsec joined)
I need to backup all of the data (and hopefully software) on these systems to one of the servers in our main office and then create a replica on one of the other servers.
My problem is that i don't completely understand the metadata of any backup software like this so i don't know if i can simply backup a system to one location and then from that location to the other.
Does rdiff-backup store the metadata in the destination? in this case i would suggest that backup to one server using unison or similar to syncronise the backed up data, thus maintaining the metadata. I haven't tested this yet.
Also, for our scalix server we intend to move the data to an extended partition and do snapshot backups of that drive.... sounds all well and good but i have NO idea how to do this
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
ps All of our servers are debian etch or xandros and we run our financial on suse (soon to be etch)