rdiff-backup Publisher's description
from Ben Escoto
Backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network.
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, modification times, extended attributes, acls, and resource forks.
Also, 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.
Finally, rdiff-backup is easy to use and settings have sensical defaults.
Here are some key features of "rdiff-backup":
В· Easy to use
В· Creates mirror
В· Keeps increments
В· Preserves all information
В· Space efficient
В· Bandwidth efficient
В· Transparent data format
В· Filesystem feature autodetection
В· Mac OS X resource fork support
В· ACL and EA support
В· Keeps statistics
What's New in This Release:В· The --min-file-size and --max-file-size options were changed to agree with the man page. These options no longer include files, and will only apply to regular files.
В· Python 2.2 compatibility was fixed.
В· The program no longer crashes when the file system can't set the requested ACL.
В· The error message that is shown if a regress fails due to a security violation was improved.
В· The --override-chars-to-quote option was fixed.
System Requirements:В· Python
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall