How to prevent data corruption.

C. P. mefistos at
Tue Oct 18 19:31:20 GMT 2005


im not a backup expert, but i think that incremental backup may help you:

or try google "rsync incremental backup"


>Hi all,
>I'm setting a script to backup my system using rsync. After reading  the 
>manual and googling the web a lot I'm wondering how rsync can  protect my 
>data from any potential corruption of the source HD.
>Suppose that a file on the source HD has been corrupted (because of a  
>device failure), how can I avoid that the corrupted version of the  file 
>will override the backup version already present on the backup  HD? Can the 
>--checksum option be used for this purpose even if I'm  doing a local 
>Any other suggestion or backup strategy are also wellcome. (Obviously  I 
>know that backup strategies can be very complex, but what I'm  looking for 
>here is a fairly good solution for a home-based system).
>  Andrea.
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