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Old 06-29-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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rsync incremental backup

I want to write a script which does rsyc backups with a 7 day rotating incremental backup. The incrementals will go into subdirectories named after the day of the week, and the current full backup goes into a directory called "current". Anyone is having idea about rsync script.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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Use cp -alp for the 7 day incrementals. 'date +%a' should give you the current day of the week.

Most likely, you'll want two scripts: one to perform rotation on the backup system, and one (a one-liner really) to perform your RSYNC backup.

I do something similar, though not precisely the same, on my systems.


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