rdiff-backup 1.0.4 review

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rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Ben Escoto
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rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network.

The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago.

The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. rdiff-backup also preserves subdirectories, hard links, dev files, permissions, uid/gid ownership, modification times, extended attributes, acls, and resource forks.

Also, rdiff-backup can operate in a bandwidth efficient manner over a pipe, like rsync. Thus you can use rdiff-backup and ssh to securely back a hard drive up to a remote location, and only the differences will be transmitted.

Finally, rdiff-backup is easy to use and settings have sensical defaults.

A POSIX operating system, like Linux or Mac OS X
Python v2.2 or later
librsync v0.9.7 or later
The python module pylibacl is optional, but necessary for access control list support
The python module pyxattr is option, but necessary for extended attribute support

Here are some key features of "rdiff backup":
Easy to use
Creates mirror
Keeps increments
Preserves all information
Space efficient
Bandwidth efficient
Transparent data format
Filesystem feature autodetection
Mac OS X resource fork support
ACL and EA support
Keeps statistics

rdiff-backup 1.0.4 keywords