rjk at terraraq.org.uk
Sun Feb 3 12:46:16 GMT 2013
I have released rsbackup version 0.4.
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 0.4:
* The new pre-access-hook and post-access-hook options support
running “hook” scripts before and after any access to backup
* The new pre-backup-hook and post-backup-hook options support
running “hook” scripts before and after a backup. Although these
can be used for any purpose, the motivation is to enable the
creation of LVM snapshots of the subject filesystems (and their
destruction afterwards), resulting in more consistent backups. The
supplied hook script only knows about the Linux logical volume
* The new devices option allows a host or volume to be restricted to
a subset of devices, identified by a filename glob pattern.
* The new rsync-timeout option allows a time limit to be imposed on
* The new check-file option allows backups of a volume to be
suppressed when it is not available (for instance, because it is
only sometimes mounted).
* --verbose (and therefore --dry-run) is now more verbose.
* --text and --html now accept - to write to standard output.
* Improved error reporting.
* Minor bug fixes and portability and build script improvements.
* rsbackup-mount now supports unencrypted devices and separate key
material files (contributed by Matthew Vernon).
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