I often copy/backup large directory trees to a backup NAS using rsync.
To verify the contents of the copied directory tree i use 'find' together with 'md5sum' 'sha1sum' et cetera on both source and the copy, and then sort the two outputs to finally compare them with 'diff'.
Enough is enough -- after 20+ years of failing to do so, I'm twisting my own arm to finally get a functional, recurring backup strategy implemented. So for the non-professional/business home userbase out there --
I had asked the other day if anyone had used relinux with Fedora, and after some research I realize I may have asked the wrong question (since I've discovered that 0.3 HAS a backup option, but it appears to be on the "Will be deprecated" list).
What I want to do is create a full backup in the form of an ISO file from each of my client's (Fedora15/16) laptops, including ALL