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Old 08-03-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Cool 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?
Old 08-03-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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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.
Old 08-03-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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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!"
Old 08-04-2006, 04:11 AM   #4
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Thanks, i will try that script!
Old 08-04-2006, 02:54 PM   #5
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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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