Is there a howto/tutorial on backups/rsync that covers the use of hard and soft links?

Karl O. Pinc kop at
Fri Feb 1 09:22:50 MST 2013

Here's my rsync based backup system.

It's an rsync based backup system utilizing hard links
to reduce storage requirements.  It supports both push
and pull.  It uses public keys with ssh for the transport.

It works and I've used it for years, but haven't released it
since there's some changes that should be made so that
it is fully generalized.  These planned changes will require
existing installations to change things (like file names).
(See the TODO file.)

Suggestions/patches are welcome.

Note that the above link expires in 90 days.  If people
want continued access let me know and I'll put it somewhere
more permanent.

On 02/01/2013 10:04:31 AM, Joe wrote:
> Thanks.  I'm taking a look at it.  May take awhile to see if it fits
> my
> needs.  It sounds promising.
> Joe
> On 01/31/2013 04:36 PM, Henri Shustak wrote:
> > You may be interested in having a look at LBackup
> <>, an open source (released under the GNU GPL)
> backup system.
> >
> > Essentially, LBackup is a wrapper for rsync. If you are working on
> your own script. Feel free to look at how LBackup works (primely
> written in bash at present) and use the features, ideas or even code
> snippets within your project in order to make your project even 
> better
> than LBackup.
> >
> > All the best with your project. Looking forward to seeing what you
> come up with.
> >
> >
> > 
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