rdiff-backup is it best openSource continous backup solution?

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Thu Feb 21 05:59:59 UTC 2013

On 2013-02-20 23:30, Rajeev Prasad wrote:
> I realized that a complete snapshot of the system (my requirement #6),
> which can be restored in one go (all OS/Apps/data etc.) is best done using
> software like clonezilla (I am looking at clonezilla right now).

For all OS/Apps/Data, you need only a tool that copies files and your OS
install media. Rsync does that just fine. Clonezilla can also copy
partitions, LVM, and other block-level data structures.

> I liked rdiff-backup when i saw it first time, but when i saw last release
> was in 2009. I wanted to be sure, if there is devolpment being done on it
> (say for another LTS release if any FS changes comes along etc.). So I
> asked if active devlopment is happenign on it or not.

>From the website, it doesn't appear to be in active development. There are
plenty of GUI tools that use it underneath.


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