'rdiff-backup' combines the features of a mirror and an incremental backup by backing up one directory to another. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special directory so you can recover files lost some time ago. 'rdiff-backup' operates in a space- and bandwidth- efficient manner over a pipe (like rsync): you can use rdiff-backup and ssh to securely back up to a remote location, and only the differences get transmitted. It also handles symlinks, device files, permissions, ownership, etc., so it can be used on the entire file system.
released on 14 August 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||20 November 2001|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://savannah.nongnu.org/cvs/?group=rdiff-backup|
|Required to use||librsync 0.9.5.1 or later|
|Required to use||Python 2.2 or later|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 January 2009.