[Wolves] query on backups

Zeth Green theology at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 17:48:54 BST 2007

On 12/07/07, Zeth Green <theology at gmail.com> wrote:
> > David Morley wrote:
> > > Is a incremental backup a normal backup on an incremental basis?  Or if I
> > > was doing a differential backup would I need a normal + incremental +
> > > differential to restore?
> Rync is what I use, it does not do diffs but rather keeps checksums of
> every file, so it knows what has changed and only copies those. You
> would only need the one system and they are real files rather than
> diffs.

Of course the downside of my system is you do not have the roll back
facility as in the more complex rdiff system that Dave mentions. I am
only really guarding against disk failure or my house burning down,
rather than my own stupidity.

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