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Re: [Bacula-devel] rsync link behavior

On Oct 1, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Eli Shemer wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Langille [mailto:dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 4:58 PM
> To: Eli Shemer
> Cc: Bacula-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Bacula-devel] rsync link behavior
> On Oct 1, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Eli Shemer wrote:
>> Hey there,
>> After doing several incremental backups of our remote servers, I've
>> noticed the backup sizes and transfer time are just too long.
>> Making bacula almost completely improper for backing up remote
>> servers with big single files.
>> I wanted to know whether someone actually got to implement an
>> incremental backup to act like rsync does upon file changes ?
> No.
>> I'm looking to write a patch to the save_file callback in the bacula-
>> fd's backup procedure to utilize the gnu's diff and patches and to
>> send those over the line to the bacula-sd. Of course a corresponding
>> implementation in the storage device will also be required.
>> Comments anyone ?
>> Have you considered rsyncing such files to local HDD then backing up?
> I did.
> But then why use bacula at all if I could just rsync everything ?

I think the answers to that question are best directed at the users  
mailing list.

Dan Langille

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