Conf File Backup Idea

Thom Paine painethom at
Sun Aug 2 12:14:25 UTC 2009

> I'm a sloppy person, so I set up an rsync-based solution derived from a
> script I snagged through googling.  It keeps 4-hourly, daily, 4 weekly,
> and several monthly rotating backups of the directories I list.  Let me
> know if you want it.  Sometime I'll clean it up some more and put it on
> my web site.

Tony, I think I would be interested in this. I looked at some of the
other suggestions, and they seem to be pretty involved for what I want
to do. I was thinking rsync all along, but wasn't sure how to get all
the files I want listed. Will a directory full of symlinks work?


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