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  • Do not use hard links for incremental backups - I’ve read in many places that a good simple incremental backup approach is to use rsync to sync your files to a backup destination and then hard link the backup to a copy via cp -al so that you have historical snapshots. It works as follows: rm -rf m...
  • Rsync - Notes about rsync. Basic usage To backup /the/source directory in to /the/destination/… rsync -avP --delete --exclude='a/dir/to/exclude' /the/source /the/destination/ The a option causes rsync to use ‘archive’ mode, which preserves . v increases ...

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