[buug] ajax and versioned backup

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Mon Apr 23 00:55:16 PDT 2007

> rdiff-backup, which is handily in apt for deb or ubuntu users, seems to
> handily solve the 'rsynch with reporting and versioning' need without
> being quite so heavy as a custom rsynch processing script that rolls in
> svn/cvs. 

rdiff-backup is delightful for disk-based backup stores for one major
reason: reverse incrementals.  Your typical restore situation is that
you want to grab something that was damaged or lost *very recently*, so
restructuring the incrementals to start at the most recent backup and
give deltas as you go back in time is *very* helpful.

At this point of course, your offsite archival backup volumes (tapes,
most likely) should just do full backups of your disk-based rdiff-backup
landing area.  Very nice for many situations.

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