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Re: [opensuse] backup question to y'all
  • From: Bjoern Voigt <bjoern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 22:05:43 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0604112158190.1500@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
houghi <houghi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> There still is a difference. With rsync you get a 1:1 copy. With a backup
> you get much more then 1:1
>
> With a backup you get this:
> backup 01: all files
> backup 02: differences with backup 01, keep backup 01
> backup 03: all files, keep 01-02
> backup 04: differences with 03, keep 01-04
> backup 05: all files, delete 01+02, keep 03+04
> backup 06: differnce with 05, keep 03-05
> backup 07: all files, delete 03+04, keep 05+06

rdiff-backup (http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/) is an very
interesting backup program:

"The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an
incremental backup." (from the website)

I use it successfully on some servers since some month. rdiff-backup is
included in SuSE 10.0 and 10.1.

Greetings, Björn
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