> :: Peter T. Breuer
> :: Yes, *I* use rsync. It certainly updates only an increment each
> :: time, but it doesn't *produce* incremental backups, which is what the
> :: guy wants, it produces a mirror. In particular, you can't rollback
> :: to a given day with rsync. So it is not what the guy means by
> :: "backup", and hence not the answer for him.
> : Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadelverizon.net>
> : If he needs sequential recover backups to extract things from the
> : archive, there's an old standard trick where you create a full mirror,
> : duplicate the mirror using hard links for all the files, and rsync to
> : the mirror of the mirror.
> Well... actually you want to rsync to a "latest" mirror, and then
> at convenient intervals, snapshot that mirror with hard links.
> If you next rsync to the duplicate of the mirror, you'll end up
> copying some things that could be links.
> Unless of course I'm misunderstanding what is meant by
> "rsync to the mirror of the mirror".