rdiff backup?

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 23:11:06 UTC 2009

Install the rdiff-backup package, then mount an external device (my
case /media/extdisk) and backup directories in a script like so:

$ cat rdiff-backup.sh
rdiff-backup /home/pauljohn/Research /media/extdisk/backup/pauljohn/Research
rdiff-backup /home/pauljohn/ps  /media/extdisk/backup/pauljohn/ps
rdiff-backup /home/pauljohn/swarm  /media/extdisk/backup/pauljohn/swarm

The output under /media/extdisk has the newest version of the files,
but you can ask for the differences or old versions if you want to
read the rdiff-backup help page.


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Paul Gupta <paul at guptaxpn.com> wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 16:39 -0500, Paul Gupta wrote:
>>> What's wrong with rsync?
>> Um, not everyone wants to read man rsync to do a backup. Ubuntu needs a
>> "just works for the common case" backup solution.
>> FWIW, if you are into rsync-style backup, rdiff-backup might be better
>> suited.
> what's the command now? are there any wrappers/programs that do good
> diff styled backups?
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Paul E. Johnson
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