using rsync and tar
i''ve been working on a backup solution for my home computers and have been experimenting with rsync. i've gotten my system to back up to our network drive successfully but was wondering if i first tar my data first, then use rsync to back it up to another computer can i make incremental backups of the compressed info? i mean will rsync look for changes between the two tar files or will the compression screw that up?
i'm used to using retrospect on my w2k box - can rsync function similarly to retrospect?