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tidiman07 08-03-2006 12:23 PM

Better backup utility ?
Hello everyone, i am trying to backup my system and so far i've had issues. I tried using Keep, but it sucked, froze for a couple of minutes and did not compress properly. Do u know any other utility that also has a sync feature so i wont have to redo everything when running it.

Also im backing up my home directory, any other important directories that need backing up?

aysiu 08-03-2006 01:57 PM

rsync is great. I used to wait for over an hour to do backups. Now, with rsync, I do backups in usually less than a minute, as it copies over only files that have been changed or added since the last backup:

rsync -av /home /media/usbdisk
There's a graphical frontend, too, called grsync.

ctkroeker 08-03-2006 03:38 PM

I use this script to backup my iportant files. Modify it to your needs.

## Backup
echo "This script will backup My Documents, Thunderbird, Firefox and amule to the /media/Temp/Backup folder. It will only copy folders or files that have been modified sice the last backup, so It'll be way quicker after ## the first time."
rsync -arvuz /home/kroekerhome/MyDocuments /media/Temp/Backup
rsync -arvuz /home/kroekerhome/.mozilla-thunderbird /media/Temp/Backup
rsync -arvuz /home/kroekerhome/.mozilla /media/Temp/Backup
rsync -arvuz /home/kroekerhome/.aMule /media/Temp/Backup
echo "Finished!"

tidiman07 08-04-2006 05:11 AM

Thanks, i will try that script!

hob 08-04-2006 03:54 PM

There are several utilities based on rsync that retain multiple versions of files, such as rdiff-backup.

The catch with the basic rsync approach is that make a second copy, but it doesn't let you go "back in time" to previous versions of files.

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