Best Backup software for Ubuntu 8.10

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Fri Apr 3 10:46:14 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
  > I've not followed the thread but...
> IMO, a new day calls for a new copy - IE, if you want to go back in
> time (and you will!), you should create revisions as you work.  I'd
> hate to have to back up my entire HD (or even diffs) every day or two
> just to find an earlier version of a document.

Exactly this is where the beauty of rsnapshot or similar solutions is.

You do a differential backup that "by pure magic" (in reality the magic 
is hardlink based) uses small differential backups to come out with a 
full daily backup.

On top of this, your multiple day/weeks/months full-backup "magically" 
(guess where the magic is ;-) ) occupies not much more space than your 
original data does.

Kind regards

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