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

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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.

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