Subject: Re: why use Amanda? (was: FYI: upgrading GNU tar)
To: David S. <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-userlevel
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
> submitted:
>    % 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 for the package and supporting
> libraries, and

I've imported librsync and rdiff-backup into pkgsrc.