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Re: [SLUG] (no subject)
- To: Jon Biddell <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] (no subject)
- From: Minh Van Le <mvanle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Sep 16 21:13:01 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > > The advantage doing a differential, rather than incremental, is that a file
> > > modified on Monday is also backed up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
> > > With an INCREMENTAL, the Monday file will only be on the Monday tape, as
> > > the archive bit is reset after backup.
> >Thus requiring only 2 tapes for a full restore at any time.
> Yes, correct... And also correct about tar, which is a pain....
> Although I have a script (from Anthony Rumble) that seems to build a list
> of files and then back them up - you might modify that.
I think you can use the -d option for tar, to create a list of differences since
the last full backup, for the daily backups.
I'm currently using the same backup scheme you are on a home network, except I do
incremental daily backups over NFS and full backups each Friday to DDS-2, keeping
the last Friday backup of every month. Works out to be 22 or 23 tapes per machine
per year. Less if each tape set backs up multiple machines. I only worry about
stuff on the lappy and webserver :)