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Re: Another backup question



On Sunday 12 March 2006 10:53, Paul Smith wrote:
> On 3/12/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > Part one - making a script to create the second generation backup onto
> > diskB - is not a big problem.  What is a bigger problem is what to use
> > for the second part.  Rsync does not seem to be the right tool for this. 
> > I don't want all the older stuff copied back onto the workstation, I just
> > want the new stuff added to the archive.  I'm mainly thinking of a photo
> > archive.
>
> Rsync can be configure in order to copy only the new stuff: option -u.
>
Ah, yes.  That brings up another question.  I had always thought that rsync 
was bi-directional - i.e. it synchronises the source and destination so that 
they are identical.  Then someone said that it doesn't do that at all, it is 
uni-directional.  It's a long time since I read the man page - I'll do that 
today - but any help/guidance/experience would be appreciated.

Anne

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