Backing up in trees with Obnam 1.0
Posted Jun 7, 2012 7:21 UTC (Thu) by hickinbottoms
Parent article: Backing up in trees with Obnam 1.0
I've been using rdiff-backup for a few years but have been stung by its rough edges when running out of space on the backup volume on a couple of occasions (I've had to bin the backup history and start again). This looks to tick more boxes for large backups, especially with the compression, de-duplication and periodic snapshot features. I'm now running it alongside rdiff-backup as a test and to gain some trust in it before considering a complete switchover.
I've not come across tarsnap or ddar before, though, so I'm also going to take a look at those.
One minor correction to the article - it says "specify a filesystem storage location with --output=PATH" - the --output switch is for redirecting standard output, I think the correct switch is --repository.
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