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Re: backup package - linux

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 06:32:26AM +0200, Francisco Cesar da Silva wrote:
>  Does someone know a simple backup algorithm (probably using several 
>  disks) that can resurrect a file or a set of files or a whole disk as at 
> an arbitrary date in the past?  I'm sure this is standard fare for 
>  experienced sysadmins and comsci graduates.  I don't mind mothballing a 
>  disk and buying an additional disk once a year for example.
>   Perhaps there is a package that manages this sort of thing? 

Have you looked into rdiff-backup? It can backup a disk
remotely over ssh, and you can configure how far back it
archives your data. Then you can recover a version of a
given file from a specific date.

Is that what you're looking for?

Stephen R. Laniel
+(617) 308-5571

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