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Apple Time Machine Come To Linux, Sort Of

Jul 11, 2011, 08:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Apple's Time Machine is effectively a well-integrated back-up utility. The incremental back-ups aren't done at the lowest level of Apple's HFS+ file-system, but is basically done by copying files on an hourly basis from the source hard drive to the remote destination.

"Each time that's done, a new copy is made unless the file contents are unchanged, in which case a hard link between the versions is created. These hourly backups then turn to daily and weekly backups until out of disk space or opting to remove the older data."

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