rsbackup 1.1

Richard Kettlewell rjk at
Fri Aug 1 12:28:54 BST 2014

I have released rsbackup version 1.1.


    rsbackup is a backup tool that uses rsync to back up your files to
    hard disks.
      * It uses rsync’s ability to hardlink unchanged files together to
        keep multiple copies with at only the space cost of the
      * Backups may be taken from multiple machines (using SSH) and
        stored to multiple filesystems, which could be fixed or external
      * Old backups are removed automatically, according to a per-volume
        policy giving maximum age and minimum number of backups.
      * The current backup status can be generated as a file or sent
        as an email, with plain text and HTML format supported.
      * Hook features are provided to allow operator-supplied programs to
        be run at key points during the backup process, to ensure that
        devices are mounted, to support backing up via snapshots, etc.


Changes in 1.1:

    * Error messages about missing unavailable devices with --store are
      now more accurate. Fixes issue #10.
    * The 'include' command now skips filenames that start with #.
      Fixes issue #12.
    * The command-line parser now rejects invalid host and volume names
      (rather than accepting ones that will never match anything).
      Zero-length device, host and volume names are now rejected (in all
    * The test suite has been expanded, and supports concurrent
      execution if a sufficiently recent version of Automake is used.
      Fixes issue #14.
    * rsbackup-snapshot-hook no longer fails if fsck finds and fixes
      errors. It is also now tested. Fixes issue #15.


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