Backs up one directory to another
'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.
15 March 2020
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|Git||VCS Repository Webview||https://github.com/rdiff-backup/rdiff-backup|
|Source requirement||librsync 1.0.0 or later|
|Required to use||SSH for remote operations|
|Required to use||pyxattr (optional, to support extended attributes)|
|Source requirement||Python 3.5 or later|
|Required to use||pylibacl (optional, to support ACLs)|
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