rsync and moving files [Re: backup w/ snapshots]

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Aug 30 18:11:01 GMT 2005

Charles Swiger <cswiger at> writes:

> On Aug 30, 2005, at 3:32 AM, Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
> > Yes, that's correct! But let's say I keep more than one snapshot
> > around. I
> > maybe didn't mention this, but this the sole purpose of using
> > snapshots;
> > for me to have more full backups laying around.
> A snapshot on the same disk does not qualify as a reliable backup of
> your data.

No, but it is convenient to restore from, when it's intact.
This is actually a very common case; accidental file deletions.

> Using rsync to copy a tree of stuff to another machine would.

And as long as one is doing that, there's no reason not to use
snapshots as well.  

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