[clug] Linux Backups: dump vs ...
clug at repose.cx
Sun Apr 24 01:25:03 GMT 2005
Michael Cohen <michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au> writes:
> rsync is not backup, because it does not provide a multi-level
> recovery facility. So if you delete your important files just before
> an rsync run, you also lose them from backup. A real backup solution
> allows incremental backups to provide the ability to go back to
> individual states.
>From the rsync man pages:
-b, --backup make backups (see --suffix & --backup-dir)
--backup-dir make backups into this directory
A small wrapper script around rsync to cycle the backup directories
and you have an arbitrary number of incremental backups available.
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