rsbackup 0.2

Richard Kettlewell rjk at
Sun May 8 15:30:48 BST 2011

I have released rsbackup version 0.2.


   rsbackup is a backup tool that uses rsync to back up your files to
   harddisks. It uses rsync's ability to hardlink unchanged files to
   keep multiple copies with at only the space cost of the
   directories. Backups may be taken from multiple machines (over SSH)
   and stored to multiple disks.


Changes in 0.2:

   rsbackup has been rewritten in C++. The behavior is largely same
   except as follows:

   * New --text option generates a plaintext version of the report. In
     addition the email report includes both the text and HTML

   * --prune-unknown is removed. It is replaced by --retire, which is
     used to remove backups of volumes (and hosts) that are no longer
     in use and --retire-device which is used to remove logs for
     devices that are no longer in use.

   * The rsync command now includes the --delete option, meaning that
     interrupted backups no longer include stray files from the first

   * .incomplete files are no longer created. Instead the logs are used
     to distinguish complete from incomplete backups.

   * Various --warn- options to control what is warned about.

   * New always-up option to indicate that a host is expected to always
     be available to back up.


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