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Wget Backup

The idea behind wget is that you create a file and put it at a web location where the backup machine can download the file at a scheduled time. This can be difficult because the file might be in the creation process when the backup machine starts to download. This can get messy. Also, the file can be downloaded by other people who know the file is there. The major advantage is that the data does not require a login to copy and that removes some of the risks involved with passwordless logins and network filesystems. To download a file with wget use something like the following command:

bash$ wget

Joseph Colton 2002-09-24