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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: agentbullvi on Feb 22, '10 07:46:38AM

While apparently everyone has already said this, I think this hint is a horrible idea. Using cp is fine for copying, but backup is such a different beast. Spending a few minutes to understand rsync or better, "unison" (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/)

cp is simply completely inappropriate for backups, no matter what switches you use.



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