Subject: Re: why use Amanda? (was: FYI: upgrading GNU tar)
To: David S. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 10/15/2002 17:22:44
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 11:59:32AM -0700, David S. wrote:
> I'll put in a pitch in here for the 'rdiff-backup' package I recently
> % cat rdiff-backup/DESCR
> Rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network.
> The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra
> reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory,
> so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine
> the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. Rdiff-backup also
> preserves subdirectories, hard links, dev files, permissions, uid/gid
> ownership (if it is running as root), and modification times. Finally,
> rdiff-backup can operate in a bandwidth efficient manner over a pipe, like
> rsync. Thus you can use rdiff-backup and ssh to securely back a hard drive
> up to a remote location, and only the differences will be transmitted.
> See ftp://idiom.com/users/davids/netbsd for the package and supporting
> libraries, and http://rdiff-backup.stanford.edu.
I've imported librsync and rdiff-backup into pkgsrc.