rjk at greenend.org.uk
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
* 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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