backup tools

Jorge Luis Gonzalez list+freebsd at
Sat Jun 23 13:04:27 UTC 2012

Wojciech Puchar:
> >
> >Hmm, I'm not sure that there is _anything_ that meets _all_ your criteria!
> rsync meets. It can be a little harder with windoze, with any unix-like OS 
> it will work.

rsync, or some front-end to rsync, is indeed probably the best option, though
it lacks several of the features that the OP indicates would be desirable.

For several years I've used dirvish to good effect.  It's built on rsync and
handles unattended backups over heterogeneous networks quite well.  It shares
some of rsync's deficiencies, but for me, its merits (well-structured
simplifications of rsync's ability to exclude files or directories, elegant
handling of backups' expirations) are sufficient to make it a worthy
alternative to naked rsync.  The frontend is written in Perl and easily

By "heterogeneous networks" I'm afraid I mean ones composed of machines running
unix-like OSs; I've no idea if there's an rsync port to Windows.


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