Using rsync as an incremental backup

Steven Levine steve53 at
Fri Jun 24 15:51:25 MDT 2011

In <4E03C170.2020609 at>, on 06/23/11
   at 03:42 PM, Scott Baker <scott at> said:


>If it were local that would be easy. This is remote (via SSH), so I'd
>have to login before I run rsync to verify that directory is that. I was
>hoping I could save that step since rsync is already doing all that

Your script should be able to use rsync to check if the link-dest
directory exists with something like

  rsync --dirs bakers at$old/

However, I suspect that the multiple link-dest directories suggested by
others will be a simplier solution.


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