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A few months ago I ventured into the subject of paid mail. If you think I've gone crazy, this article might teach you better ... Maybe.
Rsync is a robust and reliable solution for Unix systems to quickly and reliably copy data to other devices (e.g. NAS systems). I have been using Rsync for years for my data backup from my Ubuntu server to a NAS system from QNAP, which in turn replicates my data to an external hard drive that then ends up offline in the closet. Rsync does this reliably and without problems every day and is started with a cronjob. The log files log everything down to the last detail - so far, no explicit data backup software was necessary for me.
Who does not know it? Your IT manager comes around the corner and would like an evaluation of the IT systems again. You have different systems such as an inventory solution, ERP, software distribution or perhaps an Active Directory. The data from the systems is distributed across different products. Several times a year I have exactly these requirements and the need to create reports - again last month. A report should be produced that shows which computer objects are in the Active Directory, in the Lansweeper and in our software distribution (Ivanti DSM). Thanks to God, such a report can be scripted quickly using PowerShell code and various commandlets or API interfaces. I had to do a similar report that reads the Active Directory and WSUS before. So it was not a problem to simply adapt this report.