[clug] Linux Backups: dump vs ...

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Sun Apr 24 03:48:11 GMT 2005

Yeah, we used to use something like:

  --backup-dir "/incremental/`date '+%Y-%m-%d'`"


On 2005 Apr 24, , at 11:25 AM, Damien Elmes wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Damien
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