On Sat, 26 Apr 2008, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

On Apr 26, 2008, at 3:38 PM, David N wrote:

We used to use RSnapshot http://www.rsnapshot.org/ to backup to an
external disk, its a great tool that also does incremental via hard
links which is a plus.

Just after I posted, I started thinking about rsync. I hadn't known about rsync's hard link feature.

So once I saw that, the trail did lead me to rsnapshot. The only thing I don't like about it is the security hole it demands of remote machines to be able to back up to them.

Take a look at rsync's -e feature. You can use it to pipe its output
through an ssh tunnel much as I just posted a moment ago:
        rsync -e "ssh -x" ...  kreacher:path/to/usb/storage


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