LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
nonoitall
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 16
Tracking/recording changes inside a directory


I have no idea what to search for, or if there's even a way to do this, but is there a way to automatically record all the changes that occur inside a certain directory (my home directory in particular)? The record would then have to be able to be 'applied' to the original state of the directory to achieve the final state. You see, backing up files has become rather tedious, as I have to burn several DVDs every time I do my periodic backup - most of the data on them is identical to that of the previous backup, aside from some new/moved files and directories, a few modifications and perhaps a few deletions. Is there anyway I could record all of these little changes until they consume, say, 4480MB, and then burn them onto a DVD that could be applied to an older backup?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
baikonur
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: germany
Distribution: debian
Posts: 255
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
I have no idea what to search for
search for differential backup
yields for example:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Backup_with_cron_and_tar

Last edited by baikonur; 06-11-2007 at 03:36 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
archtoad6
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX (usa)
Distribution: MEPIS, Debian, Knoppix,
Posts: 4,727
Blog Entries: 15

Rep: Reputation: 233Reputation: 233Reputation: 233
Although I haven't implemented them yet, rsync & rsnapshot are supposed to take care of this automatically.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
baikonur
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: germany
Distribution: debian
Posts: 255
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 30
rsync is used for incremental backups, which won't give him a chance to roll back to the original state. great tool though, i love it. don't know about rsnapshot.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
counting number of lines inside a directory structure. vl@d Linux - General 4 11-20-2006 01:50 PM
tracking ik_nitk Programming 1 01-17-2006 02:22 PM
iptables inside client to inside host with outside DNS or IP - Help! linuxhelp2 Linux - Networking 1 10-15-2005 07:19 AM
tracking what i said... lefty.crupps LQ Suggestions & Feedback 4 05-01-2005 02:45 AM
How to enable directory browsing inside public_html? gepesz Linux - Networking 1 07-23-2004 05:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration