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I am going to be running an Ubuntu Server. The server itself will be hosted at a co-location data center. I know how to access it remotely via SSH but I also want to set up a 2nd machine at my business HQ for offline backup. I want this machine to backup often at certain times that I can choose (this time will be the time when I have the least amount of users).

How would I go about setting this up?

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Rsync setup on a cron job would work well for this. Google each for specific details on how to set them up.

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Can you add some links? I understand that this question is a little vague, but it'd be helpful to have some links/instructions with a little more detail than "Google it". – James Apr 21 '11 at 12:57
What information would help this question become less vague. – Eden Crow Apr 21 '11 at 13:07
I'm not sure why someone downvoted this answer. It's one quite possible way to accomplish what the OP wants. I would, of course, use rsync through an SSH tunnel. And links are good, but not necessary. man rsync, man 5 crontab, and man ssh are all you really need. (Of course, if someone knows any good links, they'd also be helpful). – Scott Severance Apr 21 '11 at 13:20

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