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Re: [Bacula-devel] rsync link behavior

-----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 ?


> 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 ?

Dan Langille

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