Mutliple backups into a signle dir

Milan Krčmář milan.krcmar at
Thu Oct 24 22:19:00 EST 2002

On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 06:03:56PM -0700, jw schultz wrote:
> You might look at dirvish It
> manages a complete rotation schedule with images preserved
> for various periods.
> Someone else has another tool that is simpler but less
> featureful that manages a fixed size image cycle.
> With both you get something akin to snapshots so that
> restores are very easy.

Thank you. Originally I had another idea, I didn't suppose to have
complete backups but rather multiple versions of modificated files
in a single place. Both method have their pros and cons, but with the
dirvish you've persuaded me to unconditionally choose complete snapshots.
It took me some time to try, test and setup the dirvish. I find it very
usefull and would recommend it to everyone seeking a backup solution
on harddisk media (although the possibility to backup on a tape and
totaly take it out of reach of the computer remains a good argument for me
to use tapes).

I will send some tiny proposals for enhancement of dirvish to your
personal e-mail if there isn't any list devoted to dirvish.

Milan Krcmar

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