rsync into an archive

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu May 22 16:14:12 GMT 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:30:39AM +0100, Joao Ferreira gmail wrote:
> can rsync sync some directory directlly into a compressed file format..

This is not currently supported.  There's a patch that could allow such
a situation, but I don't recommend it.  For backups, the BackupPC
software (listed on rsync's resources webpage) has the ability to rsync
remote files into a locally compressed backup area.


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