|Subject:||Re: [rdiff-backup-users] New user questions.|
|Date:||Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:53:39 +0000|
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Hello Jason and welcome to rdiff-backup!|
On 06/02/2013 20:07, Jason Sauders wrote:
Hello! I'm a new user to rdiff-backup and have been experimenting with it for the better part of two days now. It was recommended to me by another user who wondered why I was using rsync exclusively for backing my systems up. Considering rdiff-backup seems to keep an rsync-esque mirror of current data + old version archives it stands for good reason as to why this user questioned my current backup procedures.
I have never tried that, I have always used rdiff-backup for data backup, not for systems. The versioning that rdiff-backup offers is particularly valuable for data files that change over time. I kinda doubt it would work 'out of the box', too.
It is advisable to have the same version, in practice you should use 1.2.8 (as I do) or 1.3.3. I am not sure if they will work together but why make it difficult by trying?
Development of rdiff-backup is dead because the previous maintainer went away and no one took over. Both 1.2.8 (stable) and 1.3.3 (unstable) are in practice stable and effective in many scenarios. There are situations where problems can arise, many of them involving a Windows destination, which are best avoided (you can backup data *from* Windows).
I'm not clear whether you mean you want to back up everything in your Documents and Pictures folders, or just some particular file types (docx, jpg etc)? If you just want to backup particular folders I suggest you create separate repositories for each folder. The --exclude-globbing-filelist option might help you too.
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