[PLUG] What are the most viable backup options for linux

Kulkarni Shantanu linux at shantanukulkarni.org
Thu Jul 22 06:59:50 IST 2010

* Chaitannya Mahatme <chaitannya at gmail.com> [100721 08:18]:
> Dear all,
> I wanted to install an automatic backup and restore for my laptop. I
> wanted a solution which would take incremental backup of my primary
> partition every week or so.

I take backup of my laptop on daily basis using a home grown rsync
script since last 4 years. I have restored data properly using
that backup. The script, nothing fancy, just contains lines like,

rsync -az /home/shantanu --exclude ... /media/1TBDisk/laptop-backup


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