backup problem

Robert Parker rlp1938 at
Wed Mar 18 15:00:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 7:39 PM, Ray Leventhal <ubuntu at> wrote:
> For CLI, I've always preferred rsync as a snapshot backup util.  Using
> the -av and --delete flags allows you to backup /source to /target.  The
> first run is long if you've a lot of data to backup, but subsequent runs
> only backup the changed files, deleting on the /target any files which
> no longer exist on the source.

That is not a backup it's a mirror. As a direct consequence of doing
what you advocate above any accidental removal of a file from your
source will remove it from your backup. That's hardly what is needed
of a backup.

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