mirror combined with 7 day incremental backup

Lee Cullens lee_cullens at mac.com
Sat Sep 17 17:45:33 GMT 2005

There are some notes at 
http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/#Rsyn and I remember 
seeing other such approaches (but can't put my finger on them at the 

Lee C

Darcy Bangsund wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to figure out how to keep a mirror and 7 day incremental 
> backup between to 2 mount points.
> I want to rsync everything from /mnt/production/ to 
> /mnt/backup/production/ on the same server.
> Nothing fancy.
> But ,
> I Want to utilize the --delete option for files that no longer exist 
> on /mnt/production/ that  have been on /mnt/backup/production/ for 
> longer then 7 days.
> I can't use the BACKUPDIR=`date +%A`,  multiple directory method, as 
> the amount of data I'm dealing with is to great to kept track of 
> easily that way
> I need the backup files to be a mirror of the original with 7 days of 
> extra data.
> If anyone could help I'd really appreciate it.
> Thanx
> darcy

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