backup problem

Thorny thorntreehome at
Fri Mar 20 12:26:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 22:00:07 +0700, Robert Parker posted:

> 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.
Strictly speaking you, I suppose, are correct, however, if you do it to
several different locations in rotation by date, it does look a lot more
like what many people think of as a proper backup scheme. In addition, one
need not use the delete flag or one might use the backup flag.

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