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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Feature request/discussion: Store identical files o

From: Peter Schuller
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Feature request/discussion: Store identical files only once
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 19:20:53 +0200
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> > IIRC, the major reason why I could not use rsnapshot last time I looked
> > at it was the use of plain rsync and the inability to backup ownership
> > and permissions. This is fine in some cases, but not in others.
> AFAIK it does if you run it as root.

But even then that is dependent on the destination having matching semantics 
with the source. But in my case I was just concearned with backup up to 
non-root or otherwise a non-fs (such as would be the case backing up to 
rsync.net or s3, etc).

> OK, it has drawbacks in specific configurations, but the huge advantage
> not to require any tools other than a minimal working OS to restore a
> backup.

I agree; it's a trade-off.

/ Peter Schuller

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