[TriLUG] back up your $HOME

Igor Partola igor at igorpartola.com
Fri May 27 10:29:18 EDT 2011

I have not used this project, but archfs provides a read-only view of
rdiff backups: http://code.google.com/p/archfs/ as a FUSE file system.
This could be the best of both worlds I suppose.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Steve Pinkham <steve.pinkham at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/27/2011 09:43 AM, Igor Partola wrote:
>> 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.
>> Igor
> rsnapshot is exactly like rdiff-backup except it only does full-file
> backups.  If files are exactly the same, it saves space with hard links,
> but if they are different by even one byte, it stores the file again.
> It's a space-convenience trade-off.  With rsnapshot you have the files
> on disk and immediately available, with rdiff-backup you need to access
> them with the backup utility.
> Duplicity is another option: it's similar to rdiff-backup but made for
> "cloud storage" type usage as well as local storage.  It compresses and
> encrypts the files before shipping to the storage location.
> http://duplicity.nongnu.org/
> For local use, there's the deja-dup frontend for duplicity which is
> supposed to be the new default backup utility for Ubuntu 11.10.
> I've not used it, but what I've heard about it is good, and duplicity
> itself is rock solid now.
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/deja-dup
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