Personal Backups with rdiff-backup
Here's a little article about backing up your own personal data safely.
I wrote it because it seems this kind of solutions are not very well known.
While not a real, serious backup strategy, it's pretty safe, as long as the system still lives, you can recover your data.
Oh, it's not only for personal data. I use it for backing up my server to another machine over the network. :-)
Well, I meant it more about my lame shell scripts ;-)
The only problems I see with rdiff-backup are:
* by the way it stores stuff (mirror+reverse diffs) the latest backup is always big, and you canÂ´t spread it over media like traditonal backups
* It lacks policy automation facilities, which you need to do by hand.
ItÂ´s more an archiving tool than a backup tool, really.
But itÂ´s a really cool archiving tool :-)
You'll want to escape those dots when grepping.
if echo "$folder" | grep ..
should probably be
if echo "$folder" | grep \.\.
Tomun, you're completely right.
In fact, the script I actually use has them escaped! I wonder how I forgot it on the article :-P
I'll correct it in a minute.
Jesus, I am not sure I understand what you mean. Can you explain a little?
Hey I wanted to have just more scripts or examples or ideas of how to use the rdiff-backup. I want very deep into it , it's easy, and effective.
Please check some information in the field of... Thanks!!!