On Friday 24 September 2004 01:36, Niall O Broin wrote:
> However, I would like to be able to maintain as many generations of backup
> on each disk as possible. In the nature of things much of the data from one
> archival backup to the next will remain unchanged. To that end there are a
> few projects (I could only find one now - bontmia - but I know I have read
> of others before) which use rsync with some scripting to maintain multiple
> generations of backups on a disk, where any files which don't vary from
> backup_n to backup_n+1 are in fact not saved in backup_n+1 but are instead
> replaced by hard links to the corresponding file in backup_n. The advantage
> of this is both that it saves disk space, and that is more convenient to
> use for restore than amanda.
>> So the question is - do any of you have any experience with any of these
> tools, and what do you think of them?
Yes, I have developed a small perl script to do just that. It may not do it
exactly as you want it, but you are welcome to it.
Example config file: http://johnallen.kicks-ass.net/rbackup.conf
John Allen, mailto:john.allen at dublinux.net
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