One last bump in my backup quest…
I have been able to successfully tar up the folders I want to backup. I end up with a 35G file which I’ve so far been unable to rsync down to my Windows PC. It connects and starts downloading yet seems to die…Once at 18G, and the second time at 9G.
I switched to an FTP client and was able to pull the file down in around 24 hours. Is there any reason why rsync isn’t working? How robust is it? Will it handle a connection hiccup? My internet tubes are big and traditionally very stable. Does Dreamhost nuke an rsync process that runs longer than they deem necessary? I’d run it w/ a nice-19 command, but since its being initiated from my PC I don’t know if that is possible.
Sorry to shotgun questions all over this post, and you know, I can get by with using my FTP client (it has a schedule function), I’d just like to crack this nut.