On Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:33:06 +0200
Dan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 9:52 PM, Steven Rosenberg
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On 07/17/2012 03:39 AM, Mostafa Hashemi wrote:
> >> hi guys
> >> hope u all be OK
> >> i want to take a backup from my Debian, or it is better to say take a
> >> dump (like FreeBSD). what should i do ? i am new to Debian ....
> >> i checked out luckybackup , but it just copies files (backs them up) ....
> > I use rsync on all Linux/Unix platforms. I have little shell scripts set up
> > so I don't have to remember every little command switch every time.
> > I generally rsync to a USB-connected hard drive.
> > Rsync is well worth learning and using.
> My vote is for rdiff-backup http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ It is
> the same as rsync but it keeps the diffs of old backups.
> It stores the incremental differences (like SVN or GIT). Therefore you
> can restore a document as it was in a previous backup. I find that the
> best is to do incremental backups. How about you delete a file, do
> your backup... and then realized that the file that you deleted is
> important! but you can not find it anymore in your backup because you
> did a rsync...
> You can find rsync and rdiff-backup in any distribution. But rsync is
> way more common
See also rsnapshot.
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