Verifying understanding of backup-dir vs compare-dest
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Wed Sep 12 23:30:07 GMT 2007
On 9/12/07, Suresh Govindachar <sgovindachar at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Say one starts with creating an archive
> rsync work -> archive
> and periodically (below, i = 1 to N) does
> rsync --backup-dir=a_<i> work -> archive
> and rsync --compare-dest=archive work -> b_<i>
> Then suppose one wants to recover the work directory as it was at
> time k.
> Using the b_<i> directories, one would merely merge b_k with the
> archive directory.
> But using the a_<i> directories one would have to merge a_<j> with
> archive starting with j=N and going down sequentially to j=k.
> Is my understanding correct?
Yes, those procedures for recovery are correct.
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