I'm not that fussed about doing an incremental backup. most of the files to
be backed up are on one machine which is always left on and isn't used
except in the evening. it can take as long as it likes. The reason I was
asking for an application is because I'm lazy. I want a tool to do my job I
don't want to do it.
What else are computers for :-)
From: Nick Murtagh [mailto:murtaghn at tcd.ie]
Sent: 10 April 2002 15:58
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Linux Backup options
On Wednesday 10 April 2002 15:42, Brendan wrote:
> tar --file Tuesday.tar.gz --newer `clever-command Monday.tar.gz`???
I meant a one-liner using only tar.
Just write a wrapper script that writes out the date to a file before
doing a full backup, and reads it in from the file and sticks it into
a tar command for the incremental ones.
I don't think the date format to use with --newer is actually specified in
the manual, and it does weird things depending on which version of tar you
> What I'd be happier with would be a way of reading the .snar file
> created by the first-run, without updating it...
Yes, it's a pity that part of tar is a bit stupid...
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