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sync is not backup
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 07, '06 10:46:19AM
This script does an rsync --delete which means that the destination will be a synchronised copy of the source.

So if you screw up your local copy and then 'back it up' in this way, you'll just end up with a screwed up copy on your external drive.

Granted, the poster says he makes another copy periodically, but I think it's worth pointing out that synchronising is not the same as backing up.

What I often do is rsync my files to a directory containing the day of the week, so I end up with 7 synchronised copies.... At least then I have 7 days to notice :-)

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sync with backup!
Authored by: Jimbo MF on Jun 07, '06 11:24:25AM
Take a look at ChronoSync.
This is pretty simular to Super-Duper
It does however have an archive function.
This will keep a user definable number of old copies of files instead of overwriting and loosing them.

I find it very handy.


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