rbackup is a lightweight, rsync-powered backup utility that creates time-stamped backups.
It can save backups to your local filesystem (probably an attached USB device) or to a remote host.
Backups are saved in time-stamped directories. Backups are cheap on storage, because hard-links are used for files that haven't changed between backups.
Backup home to disk:
rbackup ~/ /media/backups/mybox
Backup home to remote host:
rbackup ~/ firstname.lastname@example.org:backups
Your target directory (
~/ in the examples above) may contain an
.rbackup directory. Here are some sample config files useful for
# By default, ignore all those top-level hidden files in $HOME /.* # Ignore backup files by vim and gedit **/*.swp **/*~ # Ignore those Ruby gems and npm modules I installed for development /devel/**/vendor/bundle /devel/**/node_modules # If I downloaded it once, I can download it again /Downloads
# I just want these hidden files /.vimrc
Just use cron. If you're going to cron remote backups, you'll need to set up an SSH key.