dd problem

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:17:28 UTC 2010

Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> <snip>
>>        I have used and like rsync and it may be hard for you to
>> understand but I like to fool around with new ways to do things.
>>        For backup I will return to rsync as I have the thing all set up.
> <snip>
> I'm sorta wondering why you use rsync? It has no advantages over
> tar'ing as far as I know.

	One HUGE advantage is that rsync allows daily backup to the 
same file that includes only NEW files, and does so automatic. 
This is why it is used so much.

  There are a lot of options and possibilities
> with tar and compress methods. But if you don't intend to have a
> consistently dependable backup on hand, I encourage you to fiddle all
> you like.
> I'm going to mark this case as closed, because the answer was provided
> for the user and I feel it has reached a point of general discussion.
> P.S. I also don't like having to convince users to do what they've
> asked help to do, rather frusterating.
> Good evening to you all, especially Mr.Larsen.
> ~SpaceGhost

	Sorry your so upset. I hope the above explains why rsync is 
so superior to your method.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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