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  Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync
Subject:   7 day incremental backup
Date:   2005-12-01 07:10:34
From:   KevinStout
Response to: 7 day incremental backup

Hi Corvus,


You seem to be missing the point of an incremental backup. The point is to be able to do a restore to a point in time. For example you deleted / changed a critical file on tuesday, but do not realize it until friday. From waht I understand, if you rsynced everyday, the orginal or unchanged file is now lost forever.