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Quick and easy backups with Flyback

Oct 08, 2009, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Flyback is based on rsync and creates successive backup directories mirroring the files you set up to back up. In order to save space, Flyback hardlinks any unchanged files to previous backups. With Flyback you can backup to either a networked drive (so long as it is mapped), a usb drive, a thumb drive, or a directory within the file system. One thing you want to certainly avoid is backing up to a directory that is also being backed up. In other words, if you are backing up /home/jlwallen you would not want to back up to /home/jlwallen/BACKUP. Instead you would want to back up to something like /BACKUP. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s first learn to install and use Flyback."

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