Using rdiff-backup and rdiffWeb to Back Up and Restore

rdiff-backup combines the best features of a mirror and incremental backups.

Adrian Klaver, having found Python, is on a never-ending quest to explore just how far it can take him.


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Thanks for mentioning RdiffWeb

Keith Daniels's picture

I've been using rdiff-backup for years. I do a twice daily automatic backup using a cron job to a second drive. I also use a cron job to remove any data older than one month.

I really liked how easy it was to specify exactly which directories and files you did and did not want backed up.

My biggest gripe was that restoring was such a pain. Normally I only needed the current backup info which is not compressed and can easily be accessed using copy and paste. But when I needed one of the older backups, First, I couldn't remember how and Second, it took a lot of effort after I reviewed how to use it.

I'm going to download RdiffWeb right now and see how well it solves the restore process...

Thanks again.

All the new OSs and windowing systems are oriented towards content consumption instead of content production.

--Steve Daniels 2013