Backupemail messages (kontact)

Christian Schult cschult at
Sun Nov 11 19:55:08 UTC 2007

Hi David,

* David Fletcher <kubuntu-users at>:

> On Sunday 11 Nov 2007, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> > 
> > I have a nightly backup script that has this syntax at its heart:
> > 
> >   rsync -uax --delete $source_directory $backup_directory
> I prefer not to have the --delete option script running automatically. If 
> something gets deleted by accident and doesn't get noticed, when the --delete 
> script runs it's gone from the backup copy too.

I use rsnapshot for backup on secondary harddisk. It takes incremental
backups and uses hard links - so it looks like a full backup every
hour, day, week or month, but indeed the same file only exist once in
the whole backup. To restore simply use cp.

I run it in a script which mounts the backup harddisk read only afterwards,
so a user can restore files himself.


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