Incremental Backups

Hans-Juergen Beie hjb at
Thu Feb 17 21:26:23 GMT 2005

at 17.02.2005 2:24 lists at wrote:
> I read the following hint at:
> mv backup.0 backup.1
> rsync -a --delete --link-dest=../backup.1 source_directory/  backup.0/
> I simply want to maintain a dated backup of a server so that I could 
> always go back to a certain date.  I would like to keep this structure 
> for each day for the last seven days, then one weekly snapshot for each 
> week in the month and then each month I would like to have as well.

That's what I'm doing since some years. Have a look at
rback is an implentation of Mike Rubel's approach written in perl.

> Thanks much for any help!
> -George

hjb :-?

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