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Re: [SLUG] Re: Backup notes from Mary's talk (28 Nov)
- To: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Backup notes from Mary's talk (28 Nov)
- From: Michael Chesterton <chesty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:14:24 +1100
On 29/11/2008, at 9:59 AM, Mary Gardiner wrote:
On 2008-11-28, Michael Chesterton <chesty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Very minor nitpick, rsync can save older data, and put them in
whatever dir you want.
before rdiff-backup i used to use rsync --backup --backup-dir=$date-
Thanks for that: I am guessing from the rsync man page though that it
isn't particularly careful to only store the differences and therefore
may take up more space?
Right, if a file has changed, it copies the unmodified file to --
then syncs the file. If a file hasn't changed, it doesn't get copied