[clug] Linux Backups: dump vs ...

Damien Elmes clug at repose.cx
Sun Apr 24 01:25:03 GMT 2005

Michael Cohen <michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au> writes:

> Kim,
>   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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