Backing up your Debian/Ubuntu VPS to Rackspace Cloud Files

Backing up your Debian/Ubuntu VPS to Rackspace Cloud Files

There are quite a number of tutorials available on backing up to Amazon S3, which is popular due to its redundancy and low cost (15cents per gigabyte). I prefer Rackspace Cloud Files though due to its lower upload fees (8cents vs 10cents per gigabyte of bandwidth).  We will use duplicity to create the backups because it is bandwidth efficient and also allows us to encrypt our backups. We will also be setting up the cloudcity script to make it easier to automate the backup and restore process. First set up build essential so that you can do necessary compiling later. apt-get install build-essential Install duplicity Debian Lenny and Ubuntu < 10.04 come with older versions of Duplicity. We need to add additional repositories to install a newer version of...

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