where is backup-dir rooted?
alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk
Tue Jun 22 11:12:05 MDT 2010
The current man text for rsync is rather sparse in what it tells you
This is from my debian installation - which appears to have come from
the source here
In combination with the --backup option, this tells rsync to
store all backups in the specified directory on the receiving
side. This can be used for incremental backups. You can addi‐
tionally specify a backup suffix using the --suffix option (oth‐
erwise the files backed up in the specified directory will keep
their original filenames).
the "Specified Directory" and "Receiving Side" is the best it gets at
if I have
rsync -a --delete --backup --backup-dir=/some/backup/path
where is /some/backup/path rooted? if is was instead some/backup/parth
(without the leading slash) where is it rooted, does a trailing slash
have any relevance?
I am assuming that "something" is related to another--machine, but can
it be a module specification followed by a directory, or must it just be
a directory under the same module as the destination directory?
I have googled for the term backup-dir, but can find nothing further or
[What I am trying to achieve is to backup (part of) my home directory to
a backup server such that
a) I have a reasonably up to date (within a day if I do it overnight) of
my current state
b) If I have deleted or updated a file the old version of it gets placed
into a special "snapshot directory" away from this backup.
A set of overnight cron jobs turn my snapshot directory into (over time)
a daily, weekly and then monthly archive of what gets placed there. So
if I change a file every couple of days, I have snapshots of previous
states stretching back from when I first created it]
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