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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.


View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
rsync 168 40.00%
AMANDA 45 10.71%
Bacula 26 6.19%
BackupPC 18 4.29%
dump 4 0.95%
DAR 6 1.43%
tar 78 18.57%
Mondo Rescue 2 0.48%
Time Vault 5 1.19%
Clonezilla 38 9.05%
Duplicity 4 0.95%
FlyBack 4 0.95%
cpio 3 0.71%
rsnapshot 19 4.52%
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:41 PM   #46
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Too late for this year I guess, but if you like rsync, be sure to look at

It is essentially a mac "time machine" backup, but written as a shell script, and based on rsync. It even does some magic with hardlinks so you can browse your backed up data at any time without duplicating data.
Old 03-05-2010, 11:50 PM   #47
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W. Curtis Preston, at BackupCentral, posted a couple of blog entries dissecting time machine and replacing it with rsync on Mac OS X. Sounds like he's using it on his home network and getting the features he's after. This sequence of blogs is about time machine, about dissecting it and replacing it with rsync, and then some lessons with rsync. Very interesting read. Especially if you're running Mac OS X and want to try something like this.


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