rdiff-backup 1.2.8 / 1.3.3

Backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network.
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.

Main features:

  • 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

last updated on:
March 18th, 2010, 15:21 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Ben Escoto
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What's New in version 1.3.2
  • The --min-file-size and --max-file-size options were changed to agree with the man page. These options no longer include files, and will only apply to regular files.
  • Python 2.2 compatibility was fixed.
  • The program no longer crashes when the file system can't set the requested ACL.
  • The error message that is shown if a regress fails due to a security violation was improved.
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