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Old 10-22-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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how to take incremental backup

Iam using centos 5.4,
I have to take backup of /var/www/html & /home folders every week to remote system, so that iam using this command tar czvf - /var/www/html | ssh Username@ipaddress "cat > /path"
with this iam wasting huge memory,
Now i want incremental backup which r modified files and folders only from last week,
I searched in google it shows rsync and etc but iam not understanding Please give me solution step by step for better understand
it will very helpful for me.

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Take a look at my guide under "Incremental Backup with TAR / simple FTP to another location"

you may achieve what you need.

Good luck
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You could also consider rsync.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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rsync is excellent for this.

Read man rsync and rsync examples (and other pages at and Everything Linux - A Tutorial on Using Rsync.


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