Walt Mankowski on 25 Jul 2012 04:51:21 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Backup drive filling up

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 08:27:49PM -0400, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Walt Mankowski <waltman@pobox.com> wrote:
> > Since we're on the topic on backups, my solution has been to run
> > rdiff-backup to an external USB drive.
> Is rdiff-backup smart enough to figure out what has changed without
> having to read the files it wrote on the last pass to the backup
> drive?  Or, does a backup involve a complete read pass on both drives?

I think it's got to do something close to a complete read pass.  It
generally takes about 45 minutes on my box.

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