Incremental Backups

Joost van den Broek joost at
Sat Feb 19 15:24:12 GMT 2005

On Thursday 17 February 2005 02:24, 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.

I think you really should check-out Works great for 
me to keep hourly, daily, weekly and monthly backups incrementally. Of course 
based on rsync ;)

- Joost

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