LinuxGazette.net: Automatic Backups with rsync and Anacron
Jul 07, 2004, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barry O'Donovan)
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"The thing about backups is that they can just be a pain.
Everyone knows just how important they are, but very few people
actually take the time to perform proper backups. Even after they
have felt the pain of losing all those important files.
"In this article I am going to show you how to quickly set up
your computer for simple, hassle-free, and transparent backups
using only rsync and cron (or Anacron). The premise is simple:
every night your computer will make an automatic mirror of all the
files you wish to backup, and at chosen intervals these mirrors
will be archived and kept for a specified period of time..."