[TriLUG] back up your $HOME

Igor Partola igor at igorpartola.com
Fri May 27 09:43:31 EDT 2011

I have never used rsnapshot, but it sounds a lot like rdiff-backup.
rdiff-backup is fantastic for backing up MySQL data files, since it
can store binary deltas of large files. It's like magic.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Magnus <magnus at trilug.org> wrote:
> On May 24, 2011, at 3:25 PM, Alan Porter wrote:
>> For the past several years, our standard practice has been to back up
>> the OS partitions, but to let users be responsible for backing up their
>> own home directories (which also includes their IMAP email storage).
> If you want to get fancy with this...
> http://rsnapshot.org/
> Fun little project to set up, uses rsync so you can --bwlimit it, and effectively gives you a result not unlike what Mac users enjoy with Time Machine.
> -M
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