Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:17:28 UTC 2010
Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.
Sorry your so upset. I hope the above explains why rsync is
so superior to your method.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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