Use rsync's checksums to deduplicate across backups
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Sat Nov 19 19:11:53 MST 2011
On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Andrea Gelmini <andrea.gelmini at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2011/11/3 Alex Waite <alexqw85 at gmail.com>:
> > Recently I learned that rsync does a checksum of every file
> > transferred. I thought it might be interesting to record the path and
> > checksum of each file in a table. On future backups, the checksum of
> I guess you can be interested in these projects:
> - lessfs:¹ deduplication and compression via fuse (it's a mature project);
This sounds like the garbage collector I wrote when I was kid. It's a
pretty complex way to do things. It also doesn't compress very hard - it
kind of has to, because it's intended to be a filesystem.
> - Bup:² it uses git fs to store backup (young but very powerfull).
Does it suffer from the usual backup-to-git problem: No expiration?
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