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Re: USB drives as backup medium

 On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 09:34:00AM -0500, jbk wrote: 
> Tom Metro wrote: 
> >There are numerous wrappers around rsync for implementing snapshots. I'd 
> >recommend trying one of those. 
> Just finished a quick glance through "man rsync" and I think 
> I could learn to use it in a simple way at least at first. 

I'll second Tom's suggestion.  It sounds a bit like you're reinventing the 
wheel here. 

Mike Rubel popularized rsync-based snapshot backups a few years back and 
spawned a bunch of scripts and small applications that help you create and 
manage them:

I've written my own based on his page, and used rsnapshot and Dirvish and they 
all work reasonably well.  The ones written by other people have more features. 
At this point, I've settled on Dirvish.


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