Feature request: Store diffed files separately.

Brock Kuhse brock at kuhsefamily.org
Tue Apr 1 23:18:34 GMT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rsync-bounces+brock=kuhsefamily.org at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:rsync-bounces+brock=kuhsefamily.org at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
> Of Ben Wilber
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 4:12 PM
> To: rsync at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Feature request: Store diffed files separately.
> Hello all,
> I'm going to feel dumb if rsync can already do this, but I honestly
> haven't found anything to indicate that.  I would like to be able to
> store diffed files in a separate directory on the receiver so it makes
> doing an incremental backup easy and efficient.

Use hard links (--link-dest argument, IIRC) to link your full backup to the
incremental backup directory, if your file system supports hard links.  Then
every backup will look like a full backup, but take up the disk space of an
incremental (more or less).

- Brock

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