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Wednesday February 23, 2005
11:49 AM


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I just uploaded pudgebackup, a simple-minded script I use to do nightly backups of my various computers. You just list the directories to back up, their target paths, and add optional volume information so you can mount a network volume. Then stick it in your cron (root's cron if you'll be copying system files etc.).

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  • Have you looked at rsnapshot? I use it for backing up my Mac fileserver and a couple of remote Linux boxes. It's nice n efficient. It uses some rsync and hard links voodoo to only use the space for incremental backups but appears to give full backups every day.
    • No need I think ... this does the job just fine (plus, rsync is currently insufficient, since it doesn't handle Mac metadata, although I know there is some rsyncX or something out there that supposedly does). psync does incremental too ... this script tells psync to only copy changed files and to delete target files that have disappeared on the source (though I am not entirely sold on this, since it defeats a part of the point of a backup, recovering deleted files, but I usually know right away if I have d