Versioning in rsync

W wweneto at
Mon Apr 3 07:15:34 GMT 2006

Thanx for clarification.


On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 13:14:55 -0500, "Matt McCutchen"
<hashproduct at> said:
> On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 19:38 +0200, W wrote:
> > When syncing files from client to server, one would have on server, for
> > example, three last verisons of synced files.
> Rsync has a --backup option that you can use to create single backups of
> overwritten files on the server.  Rsync won't maintain multiple backups
> per file on its own, but you can have it use a different backup suffix
> or backup directory on each run.
> I can't think of an easy way to keep the last three distinct versions of
> each file, but keeping a file as it existed during each of the last
> three synchronizations is easy: fill and rotate three separate backup
> dirs.  In fact, rsnapshot does just this.
> -- 
> Matt McCutchen
> hashproduct at
  wweneto at

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