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[SLUG] Re: Incremental Backup Script

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:47:59AM +1100, Lyle Chapman wrote:
> Can anyone point me to a good backup script or program that does 
> incremental backups?
> I have a particluar directory I want to backup to an external firewire 
> drive every night.

I use dirvish for almost exactly this purpose (well, USB drive, but
otherwise identical).  It produces hardlinked trees, so each image is a
complete snapshot of the system as at the time of the backup, but it only
uses space for the changed files.  It's quite a cool system, and can work
across a network if you have need of such things.

It's a bit quirky to set up, but once in place works very nicely.

- Matt

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		-- Geoff Kinnel, ASR

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