On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 09:26:59AM -0800, Eric Rescorla wrote: > I'm finally getting to the point where my disk capacity massively > outruns my tape capacity, so I'm thinking of converting to removable > disk-only backup. I could just use Amanda to backup to disk, but I'm > intrigued by Plan 9's archival filesystem where backups from (say Jan 1, > 1999) would go in /1999/1/1 and you could just find the files directly > rather than grovelling through dump files. > > Is there some standard tool for doing this on FreeBSD? You can't just > do a direct copy cause this results in major disk space wastage so I'm > imagining you need to use hard links or something to keep the size down.
Check out rsync and the "--link-dest=DIR" option. This will hardlink unchanged files to the previous copy in the link-dest directory, rather than copying the data again. Scott -- =========================================================================== Scott Mitchell | PGP Key ID | "Eagles may soar, but weasels Cambridge, England | 0x54B171B9 | don't get sucked into jet engines" scott at fishballoon.org | 0xAA775B8B | -- Anon _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"