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Re: Advise on backing up files in Etch.

On 05/14/2007 04:38 AM, Deboo ^ wrote:
> On 5/14/07, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@connexer.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 06:44:26PM -0600, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
>> >
>> > I'd suggest considering rdiff-backup instead. It results in a plain
>> > unencrypted and uncompressed tree, exactly like rsync, but in addition,
>> > does real incremental backups. The increments themselves are binary
>> diffs
>> > and are compressed. It's much nicer than plain rsync with snapshots.
>> >
>> Good point.  What I like about the rsync snapshots is that I can
>> "browse" back in time.  In my case, I always have hourly snapshots going
>> back four hours, daily snapshots going back four days and weekly
>> snapshots going back four weeks.  That works out rather nicely in that
>> it is trivial for me to compare files across snapshots.
> Though I have never tried rsync, I can tell what I use and it is very
> simple and straightforward. I use a simple shell script to backup the
> files in my home dir to the windows partition as well as mirror it to
> a remote ftp server using lftp.
> lftp is I think the best tool for remote backups. It supports many
> protocols and supports commands from a file, so can be automated
> compeltely. It has an option to mirror dirs either way and will only
> update the files which have changed.
> Try it out, you'll love it. Another cool console ftp client which uses
> arrow keys to browse is cftp. Try this out too, tho this is not for
> backing up.

I like duplicity; encrypted, incremental local or remote, multi-protocol
support.  Check it out.


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