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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Incremental, automated, remote, secure

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Incremental, automated, remote, secure
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:18:46 -0400
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Dominic Raferd <address@hidden> writes:

> On 19/07/2013 17:12, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I was worried more about corruption *on the system being backed up*,
>> which would not be detected for a long time, and then you have bad bits
>> and want to find old backups.
> I see. As long as the rdiff-backup repository has not experienced
> corruption independently, it should be able to recover your good data
> by regressing through the bad recent files back to good earlier
> ones. In fact this is a critical attribute of rdiff-backup and a
> reason why it is so valuable.

Fair enough, but you're then left with a single point of media failure.
Hence my focus on multiple tape/disk back in time.   But I agree
rdiff-backup does a tremendous amount of good.

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