[Nottingham] Backups: How do you do yours?

Chris Burton Chris at 7of9b.org
Wed Mar 16 13:19:06 UTC 2011

> What I wanted to do was created a rotating backup system, backing up 
> daily,
> writing the latest daily backup to a weekly folder once a week. Finally,
> once a month, write a backup to a tar.bz2 file to be written to tape.

For rotating daily backups I use a "cp -la" to get a copy (links) of the 
data and then rsync into that dir - it does mean you've only got one copy of 
any data that hasn't changed but for my use that's fine.


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