Best Backup software for Ubuntu 8.10

Guy Thouret lists at
Thu Apr 9 08:10:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 10:37 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, Guy Thouret wrote:
> >
> > I recently evaluated a few backup solutions and dismissed solutions that
> > required me to manually edit cron simply for the fact that if I ever
> > upgrade or change my system I'll just forget to add the cron job.
> >
> > I wanted something that was no nonsese so it needed to be packaged,
> > simple to use and simple to recreate.
> >
> > I found a good solution in Sbackup, you can read about my evaluations
> > at:
> >
> I read your evaluation of rsync and am mystified at your claims that it 
> doesn't give the option of excluding directories or files and that it 
> will only backup directories and not files. Neither is true.

This was based on a quick overview of the functionality provided by
grsync, I wanted to find a backup solution in as little time as possible
so was not inclined to spend the time to look through every possible
conceivable option.  There are so many possibilities to choose from so
if it didn't so the job straight up, I moved on to the next.

The rsync options were later pointed out in a user comment and
acknowledged by myself.


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