grsync (rsync) usage question

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Sep 30 23:12:15 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 16:02 -0700, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 13:02 -0500, Default User wrote:
> > Currently I use partimage to make full system backups. 
> > 
> > But any changes since the last backup are of course lost, and with
> > partimage, I can't restore just a file or part of a filesystem, I can
> > only restore entire partitions.

And you can't restore to different hardware. Maybe the target disk can
be a different size, but the drivers etc are all specific to the machine
that was backed up. This only relevant if the disk being backed up is a
system disk, of course.

> I think you can set up a system with rsync to do full backups.

This has been done for you, several times. Just google around for rsync
and backup and you'll find several neat sets of scripts that provide
varying degrees of flexibility.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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